Dr Sian Vaughan

Sian Vaughan

Reader in Research Practice

Birmingham School of Art

Dr Sian Vaughan is Reader in Research Practice with expertise in doctoral education and creative research methods. She has previously worked in museums, galleries and archives as well as teaching in further and higher education.

Broadly her research interests concern the pedagogies that underpin research in art and design, and the modalities of interpretation and mediation of public engagement with contemporary art. Her art research focuses on artistic practices with archives, history, and institutions with a particular focus on creative research methods as knowledge generation. Her educational research is focused on the practices and pedagogies of doctoral education and particularly in how these are responding to creative practice in research. She enjoys working collaboratively and across disciplines.

Her current roles are as:

  •          Site Director for the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C).
  •          Research Degrees Co-ordinator for Art and Design
  •          Co-Programme lead for the University’s accredited Community of Practice for Doctoral Supervision             programme
  •          Co-leader of the Art Activisms research cluster in Art and Design
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