Professor Roni Brown is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) University of the Arts London.
Before joining London College of Fashion, UAL Roni was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Visual & Educational Cultures at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), where she led their academic strategy. In 2019, UCA was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework by the Office for Students.
Since 2017, Roni has been South East Area Chair for Arts Council England and a member of its National Council. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She returns to UAL having previously served as Dean of Academic Development at London College of Communication.
Roni holds a PhD in the History of Architecture and Design from De Montfort University and is published across the disciplines of Design History and Material Culture Studies. Roni's research focuses on user-led content in art and design practice and everyday creativity, broadening the field of design history to consider the role of the user in design development and the social value of participatory creative experience. More recently Roni’s work has focussed on the particular pedagogical environment of teaching and learning and quality assurance in Higher Education Art and Design.
Leading and championing creative partnerships and networks throughout her career, Roni was an Executive member of the Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD) from 2008 to 2013, taking forward debates nationally about the student experience in higher education art and design. She has been a Trustee for Artswork, the national youth arts agency and Bridge Organisation for Arts Council England South East and the Open College of the Arts. Roni is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.
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