Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle


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Research expertise

Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle FRSA FSA Scot FRAI FRGS FHEA is an anthropologist by training.  Mark was educated at the universities of Oxford, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and the Open University, gaining two first class honours degrees (BA 2003 and MA 2004) and a Master's degree with distinction (MRes 2005), before moving on to postgraduate research (MPhil 2012) and further study (MEd 2010, BSc 2015 and MA Ed 2015).  He has carried out research into religious conversion to Islam, and Anglican Christianity, in Mexico. Mark also has an interest in the African continent and is Director of the Centre of the Study of the Kingdoms and Chiefdoms of Africa (CSKCA), an independent research organisation.

Teaching expertise

Mark teaches on the PGDE programme as well as the Master of Education (MEd) in Critical Enquiry.  He has designed two anthropology modules for UHI, one at undergraduate level (Through the Looking Glass), introducing ethnography and anthropology, and a second at postgraduate level on Organisational Culture (Success and Culture).

Mark has assessment expertise, being the Principal Examiner for the Cambridge Research Qualification at Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (University of Cambridge).

  1. Published

    Rwandan King's Successor Named

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    The Potential for Anthropology in Innovating Provision

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    Late King’s Possessions Stolen From Home

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  1. The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (External organisation)

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  2. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

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  3. Society for Applied Anthropology (External organisation)

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  1. Best Diploma Work Project Report Prize

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  2. Lumsden and Sachs Fellowship

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