Mrs Bryony Whitmarsh
Associate Dean (Global Engagement)
I joined the School from a career in museums, bringing with me a wide range of experience including curation, learning in museums and a background in ancient history.
I am interested in the historiography of architecture and interior design (with a particular interest in the inclusion of a global history of architecture), material culture and museology. These interests come together in my doctoral research, in which I am attempting to understand the processes that have resulted in the creation and transformation of meaning of the Narayanhiti Palace in Kathmandu, Nepal.
I am particularly interested in how we understand student’s prior learning experiences, encourage reflective practice and build communities of practice. I am researching these themes through my current collaboration with Rachael Brown.
I am currently studying for a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). My research focuses on the impact of political transformation on the construction of meaning within the space of the Narayanhiti Palace in Kathmandu, Nepal.
I am preparing my application for Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and am particularly interested in how we understand our students and enable them to learn about learning in HE.