Dr Kirsten Hardie is Associate Professor at the Arts University Bournemouth, UK. She has 28 years' experience teaching across a range of levels and areas within art, design and media and has developed a significant reputation for innovative and creative approaches to learning and teaching. In 2004 she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Kirsten is a Fellow of the HEA and an HEA Academic Associate.
Kirsten is Chair of the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows; Executive member of the Group for Learning in Art & Design; Secretary of the Graphic Design Educators Network; member of the Executive Council of the Ephemera Society and member of the International Society for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching and Co-Chair of its Multinational Teaching Fellows (special interests) Group. As Chair of the HEA Subject Centre Art Design & Media Art and Design Reference Group she led on the creation and management of the Subject Centre's Teaching Fellowship Scheme.
Kirsten's research interests and expertise include scholarship of teaching and learning in art and design; creativity; object-based learning; graphic design; kitsch and flock. Her PhD focused upon food packaging and branding. She has authored a range of publications and is an experienced conference, exhibition and event organiser. Her activities extend to a significant number of collaborative and advisory roles across HE internationally including peer reviewer for numerous organisations and External Examinerships. She has presented papers, offered keynotes and facilitated workshops at a wide range of events internationally.