External Examiner

Name Institution Examiner Level Examiner Experience
Charles Danby
Northumbria University
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

I am external examiner at Falmouth School of Art for their BA Fine Art programme (2017-20).

Christopher McHugh
University of Chichester
Senior Lecturer

University of Plymouth, BA (Hons) Fine Art (delivered at Somerset College)

Dr Daniel Pryde-Jarman
Hereford College of Arts
Course Leader
Dr Jo Clements Wrexham Glyndwr University HE
Dr Michael Lent
Teesside University
Head of Fine Art

External validation panel member for several MFA programmes at Plymouth College of Art and internatl examiner for BA media programmes revalidation at Teesside University

Chaired PhD viva voce and advised partner, Prague College, on MA programmes in Fine Art and Design.

Dr Steven Paige
Plymouth College of Art
Subject Leader Postgraduate Studies

BA Fine Art, Warwickshire Group & University of Gloucestershire, 2017-2019

Dr Steven Paige
Plymouth College of Art
Senior Lecturer/Subject Leader for Postgraduate Studies
Jane Ball
Coventry University
Senior Lecturer

Leeds Beckett University, Fine Art BA 

University of Chichester, Fine Art BA & Fine Art Programmes- Sculpture/Painting and Drawing/Fine Art with Textiles/Printmaking

Jill Journeaux
Coventry University
0.2 professor of Fine Art
Linden Reilly
London Metropolitan University
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for MA by Project

External examiner at Loughborough: MA Art and Design (Studio Practice); MA Studio Ceramics: Methodologies and Practice; MA/MSc 2D and 3D Visualisation. PhD viva chair.

Majella Clancy
Plymouth College of Art
Lecturer in Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Mr Roger Clarke
Bath Spa University
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

2007-2010 De Montfort University, Leicester - External Examiner for BA (Hons.) Fine Art

2008 Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London - External Adviser for the Review and Revalidation of B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art

2007 University of Chichester - External Adviser for the  Review and Revalidation of MA Fine Art

2004 University of West London - External Adviser for the  Review and Revalidation of BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Fine Art

Professor Alec Shepley
Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Head of School of Creative Arts and Professor of Contemporary Art Practice

External Examiner: Edinburgh College of Art, BA Intermedia 2015- External Examiner: De Montfort University, BA Fine Art 2009-2014 External Examiner: Staffordshire University, BA Fine Art 2005-2008 External Examiner: Salford University, BA Visual Arts and Culture 2005-2008 Examiner for MPhil and PhD Validation Panel Assessor

Professor Emeritus Howard Riley
Independent Researcher HE

Examiner for PhD and MPhil

Professor Juan Cruz
Royal College of Art

2017 - Lancaster University, BA Fine Art

2015 Liverpool John Moores University, External Examiner for PhD in Art History

2014 University of the Arts, London, External Examiner for PhD in Fine Art by practice and script

2010 - 13 Chelsea College of Art, External Examiner for BA and PG Dip. Fine Art

2010 - 14 Edinburgh College of Art, External examiner for MA Fine Art

2007 – 10 University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury (formerly KIAD), External examiner for BA Fine Art

2007 – 10 Cumbria Institute of the Arts, External Examiner for BA and MA in Fine Art

2000 Royal College of Art, External Examiner for PhD in Fine Art by practice and script

Professor Rebecca Fortnum
Royal College of Art
Professor of Fine Art and Research Lead


2018-19            External Examiner, Lincoln University (MA)

2019                 External Examiner, University of the Arts London (PhD)

2018                 External Examiner, Southampton University (PhD)

2014 - 2018      External Examiner, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University (MAFA)

2013 - 2016      External Examiner, Buckingham University (BA),

2013 - 2016      External Examiner, City and Guilds London (MA)

2010 - 2014      External Examiner, Northampton University (MA)


2010 - 2012      External Examiner, Reading University (MFA)

2009 - 2013      External Examiner, Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore (MA & BA)


2010                 External Examiner, Southampton University (PhD)

2006 - 2010      External Examiner, Bath Spa University (MA)

2006 - 2010      External Examiner, Middlesex University (MFA)

Professor Robert Williams University of Cumbria
Professor of Fine Art

External Examiner: Birmingham Institute of the Arts (Margaret Street) Warwickshire College - BA (Hons) Fine Art. Birmingham City University. 2006 – 2010

Currently: Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Professor Sheila Gaffney
Leeds College of Art
Programme Director Art & Performance
Rachelle Viader Knowles Coventry University
Associate Head of School International

BA(Hons) and MArts Fine Art, Swansea School of Art, University of Wales Trinity St Davids

Simon Granell Arts University Bournemouth
Senior Lecturer: BA Hons (Fine Art)

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