New dean joins faculty at the university

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THE University of Portsmouth has appointed a new dean for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural industries.

Professor Catherine Harper is currently dean of the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London. She will join the faculty in September.

Professor Harper said: ‘I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic and inspiring institution. I will be proud to be part of a university that is looking to the future in such a positive manner.’

Originally a visual arts and textiles practitioner, she has specialised in public commissions, installation and performance, and has undertaken artist residencies in Ireland, Canada and the Czech Republic.

Rebecca Bunting, deputy vice-chancellor of the university said: ‘Catherine joins us at an exciting time for the faculty. We are looking forward to the new ideas and leadership that she will bring to the creative and cultural industry subject areas.’

Professor Harper is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.