Matthew Sillence

Matthew Sillence


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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)


Dr Matthew Sillence is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AdvanceHE). He 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 completed a Masters degree in Higher Education Practice in 2017. He is currently Associate Professor in Humanities for Postgraduate Education and Training, providing academic development modules for postgraduate researchers and their supervisors. His current interests are in doctoral education policy and practice, the integration of digital technologies into higher education research and teaching, and the enhancement of digital literacies in the arts and humanities.

Key Research Interests

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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