Victoria McGuinness is Head of Research Partnerships, and works with colleagues across the University to support research engagement. Victoria's portfolio includes overseeing TORCH with the TORCH Director, and supporting public engagement with research, research communications and International collaboration.
Victoria has worked in Museums and Higher Education for the last fifteen years and has a PhD in the area of museum and cultural project management from Leicester University School of Museum Studies.
Before joining TORCH in 2014, Victoria was at the Ashmolean Museum as a Project Manager for seven years, working on the £61 million redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum, overseeing the object processing and mount-making for the 12,000 objects installed in the 35 new galleries. Victoria also managed the creation and development of the new Broadway Museum in Worcestershire.
Working as a Project Management and Museums consultant, Victoria has also worked with Bahrain National Museum, Qal’at al Bahrain Museum, and also in Greece for the British School at Athens in Knossos, Crete, and archaeological projects in Portugal and Spain.