Kayla is Educational Partnerships Manager at Bath Spa University, working with the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Educational Partnerships. Previous roles at Bath Spa University have included Creative Producer for TRACE (2020), International Projects Manager (2019-20), Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Research and Graduate Affairs (2016-17), and Research Fellow in Design History on the AHRC/Design Council project, 'Bristol & Bath by Design' (2015-16). Before returning to Bath Spa University in October 2019, Kayla was Adjunct Assistant Professor of Irish Studies and History at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History at CUNY Queensborough Community College (2017-19).
As Educational Partnerships Manager, Kayla leads on the identification and coordination of strategic partnerships and manages the work in their formation, including on-going partnership management; reviewing of contracts and agreements with educational partners and the University’s legal and financial teams; ensuring the coordination of contract renewal each year with educational partners; providing evidence-based advice and guidance to senior stakeholders; managing partner reports to facilitate large scale initiatives; and directly line managing and leading a small partnerships administration team.
The role additionally functions as a single point of focus, coordinating effective internal and external communication to ensure workflows are synchronised and team participants are appropriately informed.
From a research standpoint, Kayla is an interdisciplinary researcher in history, art history, visual and material culture, knowledge exchange, and cultural policy, exploring the things (objects, art, experiences, memories) that people create, commemorate, carry, and conserve. Current research focuses on a couple of different strands related to this, including collective memory and identity formation in Irish and Northern Irish art and material culture, with particular focus on periods of revival, and knowledge exchange between the university and arts and cultural sector. She has also carried out extensive research on the history of design in the Bristol and Bath region from the Early Modern period to the present, including the relationship between design history and place identity in the South West of England and further afield.
- PhD, Ulster University, Belfast
- MPhil, Trinity College, Dublin
- BA with Honours, Stony Brook University, SUNY.
- Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Advance HE
Other external roles
- Editorial Committee, Artefact: Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians.
Kayla has taught all periods of art history and history from the prehistoric to the present day. Her undergraduate teaching includes modules on history of Ireland and Northern Ireland (1600-present), Irish visual and material culture, surveys of art and architectural history, art and the city, arts management, Gothic architecture and medieval illuminated manuscripts, and history of photography, as well as more general writing-intensive liberal arts modules.
Contact Kayla about
- Current and prospective educational partnerships (UK)
- Renewal of partnership MOUs and Academic Collaboration Agreements (franchise and validation)
- Transnational Education (TNE)
Research and academic outputs
Strachan, J and Rose, K (2019) 'Illuminated addresses, national identity and Irish sport, 1880-1901.' Irish Studies Review, 27 (3). pp. 362-376. ISSN 0967-0882
‘The ornament of Bristol and the wonder of the age’: Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge and a regional design heritage
McLaren, G and Rose, K (2017) ‘The ornament of Bristol and the wonder of the age’: Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge and a regional design heritage. In: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures, 6 -10 July 2017, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Coalbrookdale, UK.