Matthew Sillence

Matthew Sillence


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Personal profile

Academic Background

MA in Higher Education Practice (2017)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015)

PhD in History of Art, UEA (2009)

MA in History of Art, University of York (2003)

BA in History of Art, University of Warwick (2001)


Matthew Sillence received his doctorate from the University of East Anglia in the History of Art in 2009, following his BA (Warwick, 2001) and MA (York, 2003) and work as a project cataloguer in research libraries and archives (2002-5, 2009-2012). He is currently a lecturer in postgraduate education and training and delivers personal and professional development sessions for research students. He has previous experience in English language teaching for adult learners, research project management, conference organisation, academic writing and bibliographic cataloguing. His current interests are in doctoral education and the integration of digital technologies into higher education research and teaching.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Quantitative analysis of antiquarian networks; image analysis; digital humanities pedagogy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistant to the Director of Postgraduate Research and Training, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Postgraduate research representative for the Technology-Enhanced Learning Committee
  • Developer of the Virtual Graduate School in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Liaison for the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts, South-East England (CHASE)


Teaching Interests

Personal and professional skills development: doctoral supervision, academic networking, presentations, image handling and digital humanities.


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