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Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks

Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive, Professor of Fine Art

Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks is an artist and educator with over 25 years experience in creative arts higher education and leadership in the UK. In 2022, Paul became the first Vice-Chancellor of Arts University Plymouth, following the award of University title to Plymouth College of Art. He is currently Professor of Fine Art, a Fellow of the RSA, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is a member of the Plymouth Growth Board.

Paul’s research includes both practice-based and pedagogic strands of enquiry. He is interested in the production of artefacts within an expanded field of contemporary drawing practice; and the discourses that inform new perspectives on creative learning in art and design higher education. Paul has exhibited his work in the UK, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland, with work in both public and private collections.

As an academic, Paul is currently on the editorial board for the international journal Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice published by Intellect, and was previously a co-director of the international drawing visualisation and research journal Tracey, published by Loughborough University (2011-2014). Paul regularly contributes to academic peer-review including Making Futures, The Journal of Visual Arts Practice, and book reviews for Bloomsbury Publishing and Intellect Books.

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