Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research and teaching go hand in hand and we are keen to demonstrate to students the breadth of our professional offering.  Not only this, but original research is an integral part of taught degrees with students expected to undertake their own projects as part of their qualifications.

Undertaking research is also an important part of enhancing our researchers’ continuing professional development and is an important part of our college work. Dr Andrew Jennings, of the university's Centre for Nordic Studies is based at Shetland College UHI, and college staff have been involved in archaeological landscape research.

Research into archaeological landscapes

Shetland has one of the best-preserved prehistoric landscapes in Britain.

In the North of mainland Shetland, at Islesburgh (near Mavis Grind) Dr Simon Clarke, Head of Heritage, has been investigating the relationship between the Neolithic tomb, settlement and enclosure, and the natural setting.

The Centre for Rural Creativity supports research and knowledge exchange in the creative industries in remote and rural areas, established in 2015 with the support of Shetland Islands Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Creative Scotland. Based in Shetland College UHI the Centre undertakes interdisciplinary research and acts as a focal point for the university’s teaching, knowledge exchange and engagement with the creative industries.

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    Profiles

    Photo of Paul Bloomer

    Paul Bloomer

    Person: Academic Research Active

    20062017
    Photo of Stefan Brink

    Stefan Brink

    Person: Academic Research Active

    20162022
    Photo of Siún Carden
    20062022

    Projects

    Archipelagoes of Adventure II: Fiji

    Heddle, D. & Sanmark, A.

    1/08/1931/07/20

    Project: Research

    Home and Belonging

    Permar, R., Carden, S. & Wild, S.

    17/04/1930/04/22

    Project: Research

    Research Output

    From Nuclear Families to Cold War Projects

    Permar, R., 2020, Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms. Deepwell, K. (ed.). The Netherlands: Valiz, p. 63-77 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Viking and Norse Heritage Tourism in Scotland

    Timoney, S. & Sanmark, A., 16 Jan 2020, 23 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    Open Access
    File
  • Prizes

    David Masson scholarship

    Donna Heddle (Recipient), 1994

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    David Masson scholarship

    Donna Heddle (Recipient), 1993

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Docent

    Alexandra Sanmark (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Activities

    Relate North 2019

    Roxane Permar (Participant)
    10 Nov 201914 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    File

    Bolstering Bólstaðir: Norse placenames in Lewis in context

    Donna Heddle (Speaker)
    31 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Virtually Feminist: The feminist turn for socially engaged art in higher education

    Roxane Permar (Speaker)
    6 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Why is New Year such a big deal in Scotland?

    Donna Heddle

    31/12/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Lasers to analyse Pictish rune stones in Scotland

    Alexandra Sanmark

    19/10/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    GETTING THE FULL PICTS-URE

    Alexandra Sanmark

    19/10/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Impacts

    Kirkwall Township Heritage Initiative Viking Walk

    Ragnhild Ljosland (Participant), Alexandra Sanmark (Participant), Donna Heddle (Participant), Victoria Whitworth (Participant), Crawford Barbara (Participant), Olwyn Owen (Participant), James Barrett (Participant), Christopher Gee (Participant)

    Impact: Economic Impacts

    The Last Days of Hakon the Old

    Victoria Whitworth (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural Impacts

    Student theses

    Today's No Ground to Stand Upon: A Study of the Life and Poetry of George Campbell Hay

    Author: Artymiuk, A., 29 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Heddle, D. (Supervisor), Riach, A. (Supervisor) & Baker, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

    File

    Romantic subjectivity: women’s identity in their nineteenth-century travel writing about Scotland

    Author: Beattie-Smith, G., 5 Jun 2017

    Supervisor: Heddle, D. (Supervisor), Fielding, P. (Supervisor) & Lumsden, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

    File

    Between Scotland and Norway: connected cultures and intercultural encounters after 1700

    Author: Reeploeg, S., 20 Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Heddle, D. (Supervisor) & Brink, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

    File