Dr Caroline Pullee

Job title
Academic Lead, Quality Assurance & Enhancement
01326 370747 Ext: 1747

Caroline is currently academic lead for Quality Assurance and Enhancement and senior lecturer in Historical and Cultural Studies on BA(Hons) Illustration. She trained as a design historian at the University of Brighton and Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum and completed a Doctorate in Education at the University of Sheffield with a focus on visual research methodologies. 

She joined Falmouth University in 2000 as a senior lecturer in Historical and Cultural Studies on undergraduate and postgraduates courses including (amongst others): MA Art & Design: Histories & Theories, MA Advertising, BA(Hons) Graphic Design, BA(Hons Illustration, BA(Hons) 3D Design and BA(Hons) Spatial Design before moving on to work in course leadership and curriculum management. She was head of Contemporary Crafts and, prior to that, programme leader, Three-Dimensional Design.  Before joining Falmouth, she was a lecturer in the History of Art and Design at Newcastle College, Northumbria University and Sunderland University (1992-2000).

She has worked as a journalist for the Architect's Journal, Time Out, a-n, Design Week and Crafts, a researcher for the Victoria & Albert Museum and Design Museum and research assistant at the Sir John Cass and Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as well as visiting lecturer in universities across the UK including (amongst others): University of the Arts London (Central St Martins, Camberwell College of Arts), Winchester School of Art and University of the Creative Arts (Medway, Maidstone).   


YearQualificationAwarding body
Doctorate in Education
University of Sheffield
MA(RCA) History of Design
Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum
BA(Hons) History of Design
University of Brighton

Membership of external committees

Design History Society

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

My doctoral thesis focused on the Mass Observation (MO) archive of photographs taken in 'Worktown' Bolton in the late 1930s as a way of questioning representations of everyday life. As such, it is an engagement with the fields of visual ethnography, cultural studies and material culture and constitutes an attempt to interrogate the way in which the 'Worktown' study engages in the cross and multi-disciplinary space. 

Research topics

Mass Observation
Visual and Material Culture
Visual Ethnography
Everyday Life
History of Art and Design
Visual Pedagogies

Research outputs



Co-Convenor, Design History Society Conference, Falmouth University


Areas of teaching

Historical and Cultural Studies
History of Modern Art and Design
Cultural Geography
Visual Ethnography

Courses taught

Illustration BA(Hons)

CPD delivered

CAT 1 Training on Assessment Practice, co-delivered with Dr Ginny Button, Falmouth University June 2017
CHEAD Seminar on Assessment as part of the Leadership Programme seminar series on Teaching, learning and assessment: developing creative pedagogic practice and sympathetic organisational structures, Wolverhampton University, May 2018