Dr Kristina Vardanyan

Kristina joined the University of Essex Online as Head of Education in 2023. Prior to this, she held managerial and teaching positions within social science departments across various institutions. In these roles, she led the development of various programmes and modules, including assessments and marking criteria, and initiated working groups which aimed to improve teaching and learning practices. Kristina also holds a Doctor of Philosophy, an MA in Research Methods and a BA (Hons) in Sociology. Her commitment to academic excellence is further demonstrated by completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), accredited by the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).