Over the past 30 years, 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 culture change programmes and set up a 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 Limerick as Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement, she held responsibilities as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, UK. In September 2020, Professor Kerstin Mey assumed her role as Interim President of the University of Limerick, Ireland.