Dr. Nicky Ryan – Dean of Design

Dr. Nicky Ryan is the Dean of Design at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

She has over 15 years' experience of teaching, leadership and management in Higher Education. Her research interests include design futures; spatial histories, theories and practices; museums and curating; contemporary patronage; and culture-led regeneration.

Her undergraduate and postgraduate studies were in the History of Art and Architecture and her PhD thesis examined the relationship between museums and the market.

Before her career in education, Nicky worked in the fashion industry initially as a designer/maker followed by jobs in fashion retailing, buying and merchandise management.