Academic Lead, Quality Assurance & Enhancement

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).   

Dr Caroline Pullee staff picture

Contact details

Telephone 01326 370747

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2016 Doctorate in Education University of Sheffield
1988 MA(RCA) History of Design Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum
1986 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
  • Curriculum Design

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Conference or Workshop Item

Pullee, Caroline and Pritchard, Tracy (2018) The Creative Bridge: A model for curriculum development. In: GLAD 21st Conference 2018, 7 December 2018, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. (Unpublished)
[thumbnail of Conference Paper: The Creative Bridge: a model for curriculum development. GLAD (Group for Learning in Art & Design) Annual Conference, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 7 December 2018]

Events

2008 Co-Convenor, Design History Society Conference, Falmouth University

Research Students

Research degrees examined

I have examined one MPhil student at Falmouth University.

Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Historical and Cultural Studies
  • History of Modern Art and Design
  • Cultural Geography
  • Visual Ethnography
  • Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Courses taught

  • Illustration BA(Hons)

CPD delivered

CAT 1 Assessment Practice, co-delivered with Dr Ginny Button, Falmouth University, June 2017.

CHEAD (Council for Education in Art & Design) Conference Paper (invited speaker) 'The Impact of the NSS on Assessment in Art in Design' delivered at the Leadership Programme Seminar Series on Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Developing creative pedagogic practice and sympathetic organisational structures, at Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton, 3 May 2018.

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies


Advance HE Arts & Humanities Conference Paper (invited speaker) ‘Doing it for Real: Curriculum Design in a Creative University' delivered at the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 2 July 2019.

GLAD (Group for Learning in Art & Design Conference Paper (invited co-speaker) 'The Creative Bridge: A model of curriculum development' at the 21st GLAD Conference Underneath the metrics: What is really happening to art and design education? at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 7 December 2018. This paper will be published as a peer-reviewed journal article as a result of conference proceedings in the Journal of Art Design and Communication in Higher Education

CHEAD (Council for Education in Art & Design) Conference Paper (invited speaker) 'The Impact of the NSS on Assessment in Art in Design' delivered at the Leadership Programme Seminar Series on Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Developing creative pedagogic practice and sympathetic organisational structures at Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton, 3 May 2018.