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Dr Richard Marsden 

Current Employment

University Teacher - Cardiff University (2013-present)

Pathways Development Officer – Cardiff University (2013-present)

Exploring the Past Coordinator – Cardiff University (2012-present)

Career History

Regional Manager (Arts) – Open University (2011-2013)

Associate Tutor - Cardiff University (2010-2013)

Research Assistant – University of Glamorgan (2010-2011)

Associate Lecturer - Open University (2009-2013)

Senior A-Level Examiner - OCR Examining Board (2008-2010)

Lecturer in History – Cardiff Metropolitan University (2008-2009)

Academic Skills Advisor - Cardiff Metropolitan University (2007-2008)

Lifelong Learning Tutor - Cardiff University (2006-2009)

Assistant A-Level Examiner - OCR Examining Board (2006-2008)

Registry Officer - Cardiff Metropolitan University (2005-2008)


PhD in History – University of Glasgow, 2010

MA in Medieval British Studies – Cardiff University, 2001

BA (Hons) in History – Cardiff University, 1999

Impact and Engagement Activities

In autumn 2013 I was involved in the development of a Cardiff University MOOC called ‘Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges’.

June 2013 saw the creation of the Off Sick Project exhibition website, showcasing much of the work that my colleagues and I carried out during my time as a researcher at the University of South Wales.

Since September 2012 I have been involved with the delivery of community archaeology courses run as part of the CAER Heritage Project.

In June 2012 I took part in a public debate on heroes and villains in welsh history with historians Peter Stead and Huw Bowen, along with broadcaster Guto Harri, at the Hay Literary Festival.

In February 2012 I took became director of the Exploring the Past lecture series at Cardiff University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning.

In June 2011 I organised a community-focused event called ‘Poets Encounter Medicine’, featuring award-winning poets Gwyneth Lewis and Philip Gross. This was as part of my work on the Off Sick Project at the University of South Wales.

Between August 2009 and December 2010 I ran various public taster sessions on Welsh history across Wales for the Open University.

From January to March 2010 I taught a six-week course on behalf of the Open University called Discovering Welsh History. This was delivered to job-seekers in the Ely area of Cardiff and designed to equip them to study at undergraduate level

In the 2008 and 2009 I delivered a series of history summer schools for 13 and 14 year olds from deprived areas around South Wales, These were hosted by Cardiff Metropolitan University as part of the First Campus scheme

External Links

External Examiner in Humanities (Lifelong Learning) – Aberystwyth University, 2013-present

Curriculum Consultant (Access to HE) – Agored Cymru, 2013-present

Curriculum Consultant (A-Level History) – WJEC Examining Board, 2012-present

Research Affiliate in History - Open University, 2012- present

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland – 2012-present

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – 2010-present

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors – 2010-present