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Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde BA, MA, PGCE (PCET), PhD

Civic University Lead and Senior Engagement Fellow

Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde

Ronda is the Civic University Lead and Senior Engagement Fellow at the Public Engagement with Research unit.


With a PhD from the Southampton Education School, Ronda has over twenty years of experience working in civic, community and university related engagement in a multidisciplinary context as an engagement, learning and research professional within the arts and cultural sector. Formerly Head of Engagement and Research at John Hansard Gallery (2000-2018), in 2014, Ronda received a MARSH Award from the National Association of Gallery Education (Engage) for excellence and innovation in gallery education.


Passionate about holistic approaches to engaged-research and community-university engagement, Ronda is currently a member of the City of Culture Bid 25 Research Group and Community Sub Group. Commissioned by Arts and Culture at the University of Southampton, the research was recently awarded funding from Arts Council England, Ronda is a lead researcher for the ambitious Connecting Culture research programme, exploring the impact of Southampton’s Culture Quarter on the lives of children and young people.


Ronda is an active member of the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Research Group and an Engage Academy 2020 Fellow with the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).

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Creating identity through the arts

Re/creations collective: Kristianne Drake, Xavier Fiddes and Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde

In Crime and Consequence, The Monument Fellowship Trust, CLINKS

Pages 180-183 I November 2019

Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde
Room 1055, Building 23
Highfield Campus
University of Southampton

Room Number : 23/1031

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