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About

Background

Mary Ann joined City University London in 2006 as Programme Director of the MA in Publishing, and launched the MA in International Publishing in 2011. She is a former Director of Methuen & Co Ltd, and was a Deputy Publisher at Routledge as well as an e-learning consultant and developer. Before joining City, she taught at Kingston University, the University of Surrey, the Open University and Middlesex University.

Under Mary Ann’s leadership, City’s sector-leading Publishing MAs have attracted endorsements from alumni and the industry as well as top ratings from current students. As recognised by both Technology Champion and Enhancing Student Employability awards at City University London, her innovations have contributed to the programmes’ consistent success in supporting City’s publishing graduates to achieve their career ambitions.

Mary Ann was a founding member of the executive board for the University's Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, launched in 2009, and leads the ‘Creativity and the Creative Industries’ module for the interdisciplinary Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership.

Mary Ann is an active member of the Association of Publishing Education, and was a member of the panel which in 2012 redefined the National Occupational Standards for Publishing. She also works as a consultant, both for commercial publishers and as a designer and deliverer of creativity and management initiatives.

Qualifications

MA (Oxon), Modern History, University of Oxford
MSc, Research Methods, University of Surrey

Affiliations

Mary Ann is an active member of the Association of Publishing Education, and was a member of the panel which in 2012 redefined the National Occupational Standards for Publishing. She also works as a consultant, both for commercial publishers and as a designer and deliverer of creativity and management initiatives.

Research

Mary Ann's research interests include the commercial and technological history of publishing's responses to globalisation and digitisation; the pedagogy of publishing programmes for transferable outcomes and employability; the UK industry's employment practices as a creative industry; and management education and development processes which include creative practices drawn from the arts. In 2012-13 she acted as Principal Investigator for Equip (Equality in Publishing), a £70,000 research project sponsored by Arts Council England, which in 2014 moved to the joint management of the Publishers Association and the Independent Publishers Guild.
Her recent publications include:
Kernan, M.A. (2013) Routledge as a global publisher: a case study 1980–2010, Publishing Research Quarterly; 29(1): 52–72.
Kernan, M.A. (2013) When is a publishing business truly 'global'? An analysis of a Routledge case study with reference to Ohmae's Theory of Globalization, Publishing Research Quarterly; 29(4), 344–64..
Holtham, C, Kernan, MA, Owens, A and Pässilä, A (2013) Accelerating movement across the intentional arc – developing the strategic sensographer, Conference Proceedings, 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, University of Manchester (10 July 2013) [Online]. Available: Publications [11 October 2013].

Publications

Chapters (2)

  1. Kernan, M.A. (2015). Transforming identity through arts-informed, collaborative learning and reflection: case study of a Masters programme in innovation, creativity and leadership. (pp. 2038–2047).
  2. Kernan, M.A. (2014). A review of the theoretical foundations of research into arts-based interventions in organisations and management education, and their methodological implications. (pp. 2222–2235).

Conference Papers and Proceedings (7)

  1. Kernan, M.A. (2017). An exploration of Barnett’s analysis of the ‘ecological’ university (2011) and the potential contribution of arts-based pedagogy and knowledge. 8th AoMO Conference: Art of Management Conference 2016 1 Sep 2016 – 4 Sep 2016, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia.
  2. Kernan, M.A. (2015). Exploring Creativity Through Creative Artefacts and Group Performances: Analysis of the students’ accounts of a Masters programme in innovation, creativity and leadership. Off the Lip: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation 9-11 September, Plymouth University.
  3. Kernan, M.A. (2014). Research into Arts-based Interventions in Organisations and Management Education: Theoretical foundations and methodological implications. IFKAD 2014 – International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics 11-13 June, Matera, Italy.
  4. Kernan, M.A. (2014). The Arden Shakespeare, 1890 to 2014: A cultural, historical, commercial and technological case study. By the Book: The book and the study of its digital transformation 23-24 May, Florence, Italy.
  5. Holtham, C., Kernan, M.A., Owens, A. and Pässilä, A. (2013). Accelerating movement across the intentional arc – developing the strategic sensographer. 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies 10-12 July, University of Manchester.
  6. Kernan, M.A. (2012). The Pros and Cons of an MA in Publishing. Society of Young Publishers 18 April, London Book Fair.
  7. Kernan, M.A. The Pros and Cons of an MA in Publishing. London Book Fair 2012 Earl's Court, London.

Journal Articles (3)

  1. (2016). The Launch of the First Series of the Arden Shakespeare in 1899: An exploration of Bourdieu’s concept of consecration. Logos, 27(2), pp. 32–47. doi:10.1163/1878-4712-11112103.
  2. Kernan, M.A. (2013). When is a Publishing Business Truly ‘Global’? An Analysis of a Routledge Case Study with Reference to Ohmae’s Theory of Globalization. Publishing Research Quarterly, 29(4), pp. 344–364.

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  3. Kernan, M.A. (2013). Routledge as a global publisher: A case study, 1980-2010. Publishing Research Quarterly, 29(1), pp. 52–72. doi:10.1007/s12109-013-9304-9.

Report

  1. Kernan, M.A. Digital India: Research Report for HarperCollins Press..

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (7)

  1. The Pros and Cons of an MA in Publishing. London Book Fair (2012).
    Description: How to Get Into Publishing, Society of Young Publishers
  2. Your Job in Publishing – Recruitment and Retention in the Digital Age. London Book Fair (2012).
    Description: Invited Speaker and Panel Member, Dipnet (Diversity in Publishing Network) Session
  3. Innovation and the printed book. City University London (2011).
    Description: Invited address, Publishing Now Conference: The Golden Age of Innovation
  4. Employability and Publishing. Stationers’ Hall, London (2011).
    Description: Invited lecture, Dipnet (Diversity in Publishing Network) Conference, ‘On the Job or In the Book: Five Short Lectures on Knowledge v Practice in Publishing Today’
  5. Employability in digital publishing after an MA in Publishing. City University London (2010).
    Description: Lecture, International Digital Publishing Conference
  6. International Digital Publishing Conference. City University London (2010).
    Description: Convened a four-day conference with panel, individual and virtual presentations from industry practitioners
  7. Learning Forum London 2010. London (2010).
    Description: Learning Forum London 2010 -Internet of Subjects Forum
    ePortfolio - Key Competencies - Identity
    London, 5 - 7 July 2010, Savoy Place
    Published by EIfEL
    ISBN 2-9524576-9-7

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (11)

  1. Employability, professional development and change in the publishing industry. Institut für Buchwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (2012). Invited lecture
  2. Interdisciplinary Masters education related to a creative industry. Ciy University London (2011). Lecture, Innovation, Creativity & Leadership – Research and Practice Conference, Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, City University London
  3. Employability and MA assessment processes. City University London (2010). Lecture, Learning at City 2010 Conference
  4. Employability in Publishing. Anglia Ruskin University (2010). Invited lecture, Anglia Ruskin MA in Publishing Conference
  5. Enhancing Student Employability through an MA in Publishing Studies. (2009). Lecture, 7th International Conference of the Book, Edinburgh
  6. Use of an eportfolio to support the recording, reflection and presentation of academic, career and personal development. London (2009). Lecture, ePortfolio 2009 Conference (co-authored with Marie Williams, Careers, and Olivia Fox and Rae Karimjee, LDC, City University London)
  7. Use of an e-portfolio to support recording, reflection and presentation of academic, career and personal development: A cross-City collaboration. City University London (2009). Lectuer, Learning at City 2009, City University London, June (co-presented with Marie Williams, Careers, and Olivia Fox and Rae Karimjee, LDC, City University London)
  8. Use of the PDP Process and an E-portfolio tool to support Professional & Career Development Learning Activities. University of Surrey (2009). Lecture, SCEPTRE Learning to be Professional Conference (co-authored with Rae Karimjee, LDC, City University London)
  9. Identifying and Choosing Multimedia Content. London (1995). Lecturer and workshop leader, AIC Conference Multimedia in Publishing
  10. The Other Side of the Roundabout. Digital Shoreditch, London (2013). Chaired panel presentation with Andrew Franklin, Profile Books, and William Knight, London Fashion Week and Clerkenwell Design Week
  11. Dating Before Getting Married: Managing Commercial Partnerships. City Unrulyversity, Unruly, London (2013). Joint presentation with Eric Huang, MindCandy (May)

Other (2)

  1. 2011: Member, Advisory Panel, National Occupational Framework for Publishing, co-ordinated by Creative Skillset
  2. Principal Investigator, Equip project funded by Arts Council England, June 2012 to May 2013

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