President University of Limerick

Over the past 30 years, Professor Kerstin Mey has built a track record of successfully initiating and implementing pioneering academic and research initiatives and cultural projects in higher education. As an experienced leader and senior manager, she led major infrastructure and institutional culture change programmes and has facilitated a wide range of strategic external partnerships.

 After studying for an MA equivalent in Art and German language and literature at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and obtaining a PhD in Art Theory and Aesthetics there, Kerstin Mey held academic positions in universities in Germany and the UK. Before she joined the University of Westminster as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Media, Arts and Design, and Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory in 2013, she was Director for Research and Enterprise at the University for the Creative Arts, UK. From 2009–2013, she led the research strand Art and its Locations in Interface: Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design at the University of Ulster and was Director of the Research Institute of Art and Design there.

She was a member of the Austrian Science Board (2013–2018), serves as a member of the DAAD Kuratorium, and the EUA Institutional Evaluation Panel. She is also a member of the HEA Student Engagement, Teaching and Learning Committee, and  the Advance HE (UK) Leadership and Management Strategic Advisory Committee.

Postal Address: Corporate Secretary’s Office, Main Office, Room A1-073, Main Building.
Phone: +353 (0)61 233 767