Dr Mary Pryor

Dr Mary Pryor
Dr Mary Pryor
Dr Mary Pryor

Senior Academic Skills Adviser

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Dr Mary Pryor is the Senior Academic Skills Adviser and lead in the Student Learning Service, which is the student facing part within the Centre for Academic Development. She works with students to develop their academic writing, critical thinking, and communication skills, and with academic Schools to facilitate exchange of pedagogic ideas and practice across the University. Her scholarship research interests and recent publications include engaging employers with the concept and credibility of skills development recognition through the award of digital badges, and the potential of micro-credentials (short courses) to upskill the workforce.

Perkins, J., & Pryor, M. (2021). Digital badges: Pinning down employer challenges. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 12(1), 24–38. https://doi.org/10.21153/jtlge2021vol12no1art1027 

Perkins, J., Pryor M., Thom, A.,(2023) Case study: ‘Enhancing your Teaching’ short course, QAA Scotland 


  • PhD HIstory of Art 
    2002 - University of Aberdeen 

    Painting the Profile: Imagery and Identity in the Art Collections of King's and Marischal Colleges, 1495-1860

  • MA (Hons) HIstory of Art 
    1997 - University of Aberdeen