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Dr Bryony Whitmarsh

  • Qualifications: PhD, PGCTHLE, MA, BA (Hons)
  • Role Title: Associate Dean of Global Engagement
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2952
  • Email: bryony.whitmarsh@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


As the Associate Dean of Global Engagement, working across the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, I am responsible for leading, developing and implementing our global engagement strategies. This includes identifying new opportunities for strategic developments including international recruitment and exchange, international student experience, transnational education arrangements, and global research and innovation initiatives. I am passionate about the importance of global engagement as a dimension of the University’s identity and welcome enquiries from potential partners, across the world.

I joined the University following a career in museums, bringing with me a wide range of experience including curation, learning in museums and a background in ancient history. I taught in the University’s School of Architecture from 2008 to 2017 where my teaching focused on the historiography of architecture and interior design (with a particular emphasis on a global history of architecture), material culture and museology


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.


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