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About Heather Connelly

I am an artist-researcher, my practice concerns art-and transition and takes various forms: installations, text works, performance, public projects, curatorial projects, events, collaborative work and academic articles.

Department Responsibilities

I am currently designing the new Arts Foundation Programme (Year), which is currently recruiting for September 2018. I am also supervising a final year PhD student who is undertaking a PhD through fine art and curatorial practice.

Subject Specialism

Fine Art, Art-and-Translation, transdisciplinary practice, Practice -based/-led/as Research


  • Senior Fellow — Higher Education Academy, 2017
  • PhD Research Supervision — SEDA, 2017
  • PhD Fine Art practice — Loughborough University, 2015
  • MA Fine Art — Sheffield Hallam University, 2003
  • BA Printed Textiles — Middlesex University, 1991

Research Interests

  • Fine Art Practice

  • Art and Translation

  • Practice-based/Practice-led Research

  • Transdisciplinary practice

  • Intercultural Communication

  • Art and applied linguistics and language learning

Research Projects

  • Translation Zone(s) — awarded £15000 by AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellowhip in 2016
  • New Research Trajectories — awarded £2000 by Beyond Text, AHRC in 2009

Professional Affiliations