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School of Arts and Media

Aileen Kelly

Lecturer in Contextual Studies


After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Fine Art in 1992, I worked in the Heritage Sector for eleven years as an assistant paper conservator. In 2003, I returned to full time education, completing an MA course in Surface Pattern Design at the University of Central Lancashire in 2005. Following the MA, I successfully applied for a two-year residency at the Department of Textiles & Paper at The University of Manchester. The residency, supported by Arts Council England, North West, enabled me to explore digital printing in more depth; this ultimately led to PhD research into colour management and colour accuracy issues for digital textile printing in Higher Education. I joined the University of Salford in 2010 as an hourly paid lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies, becoming a full time member of the Critical & Contextual Studies Team in 2014.


Level 4 Exploring Creative Contexts: Photography Level 5 Responding to Creative Contexts: Photography Level 5 Responding to Creative Contexts: Exchange Level 6 Independent Research Project

Research Interests

Art & Design

Qualifications and Memberships

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy