Biography

Jeanette Atkinson, Burford, 2014

Jeanette Atkinson, Burford, 2014

Jeanette C. Atkinson: Ph.D. (Leics.), M.Res. (Lond.), M.A. (U. Arts London), PGCAPHE (Leics.), FHEA

Faculty of History, University of Oxford, UK; School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK

Background

I have a background in both academic research and cultural heritage practice. I currently work in the Faculty of History, University of Oxford as a Research Network Coordinator and Research Assistant for Globalising and Localising the Great War, The First World War and Global Religions [AHRC funded], and A Transnational Approach to Resistance in Europe, 1936-1948 [Leverhulme Trust funded]; I am also a Doctoral Co-supervisor. Prior to that, I worked as a researcher in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, on the AHRC funded Cultural Value Project, examining the cultural value of arts and humanities research.

I have worked as an Associate Tutor for the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK, since 2004, hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE) and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I am currently a personal, module and dissertation tutor on the MA Museum Studies by Distance Learning and MA Heritage and Interpretation and have previously taught and supervised students on the MA Interpretation, Representation and Heritage, MA Digital Heritage and MA in Learning and Visitor Studies in Museums and Galleries. I also contribute to campus based teaching and assessment and have been involved in teaching on the Distance Learning Summer Schools since 2005.

Previously, I worked as Programme Director, Museum Studies by Distance Learning (2009–2010) in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, where I was responsible for nearly 300 distance learning students and managed 20 Associate Tutors. I have also contributed to teaching and assessment on the School’s campus based programmes in the areas of collection management, care of collections, the exhibition project, study visits and the group project. Prior to working at Leicester, I was an art conservator in a range of national and regional museums in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington Palace, The University of Edinburgh Special Collections (UK), and the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, and in private practice for clients including Christie’s Auctioneers, Sotheby’s, the Sainsbury Collection at the University of East Anglia (UK), and the Museum of Wellington City and Sea (NZ).

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