Dr Rachael Flynn is involved in academic delivery across a range of inter-disciplinary areas including contemporary arts practice, filmmaking, performance, female and gender-based studies and creative research methods, at the University of the West of Scotland. Her inter-disciplinary PhD was funded through a scholarship from the Scottish Centre for Island Studies. This doctoral work and subsequent research primarily focus on creative practice and familial and autobiographical histories, with a particular focus on narratives involving Irish migration and diaspora.
Her current practice, as artist-researcher, involves thematic concerns with Irish diaspora and migration, female and feminist narratives, and the legacy of emotional histories.
Flynn received an undergraduate degree in Sculpture from the School of Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee and went on to be awarded her MA from Goldsmiths, University of London. During her time studying she received various opportunities from The Scottish Sculpture Workshop Residency programme, Hunting Art Prize, a Bath Centre for Contemporary Writing bursary, and a Carnegie Scholarship. Whilst studying in London, she was selected to receive mentorship from BAFTA Lifetime Achievement winner 2008, Paul Watson. This led to her working on projects with Wendy Ramshaw CBE and Professor of Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, David Watkins, amongst others.
She currently serves on the committee board of the Irish Heritage Foundation and the Royal Television Society Scotland.
For a copy of current CV please see attached file.
Invited as lead contributor to Glasgow School of Art research event -