Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries


Professor Trevor Keeble

  • Role Title: Dean, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 8484
  • Email: trevor.keeble@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


I joined University of Portsmouth as the Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries in May 2017, having left the post of Executive Dean (Learning, Teaching and Research) at the University for the Creative Arts. I have 20 years' experience of teaching, management and leadership in creative arts education, and have held executive and management roles for academic development, student experience, research and enterprise during my career.

I attended Portsmouth College of Art and Design before studying for a BA (Hons) Interior Architecture at the University of Brighton. Following this I studied on the V&A/RCA Master's programme in the History of Design where I subsequently completed a part-time PhD in 2005.

Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, I taught at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design before joining the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University in 2000. In 2004, I was appointed to the Faculty Management Group as Head of the School of Art and Design History. In 2009, I was appointed Associate Dean (Academic Development) and was Acting Dean during 2011/12. I joined the University for the Creative Arts in 2013. As an executive member of the leadership team, I had responsibility for library and student services, learning and teaching development, enhancement and accreditation, research and enterprise.