I am the Dean of Academic Strategy at Central Saint Martins. Following my role as Head of the Canterbury School of Architecture at the University for the Creative Arts, I joined CSM in September 2017 as Associate Dean for Academic Development before moving into the role of Dean in January 2019.
At CSM I work alongside the Head of College, providing leadership for the delivery and development of the Academic Strategy and with the wider College Executive to provide strategic coordination of the development and deployment of resources. I also work in coordination with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (academic) to ensure the College academic strategy and operational plan is aligned to UAL strategic objectives and oversee quality assurance and enhancement activities and processes in the College.
Before moving into academia I practiced in the fields of architecture and design in Glasgow, and curated exhibitions including the Scottish contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004. I was a founding member and director of Glasgow Letters on Architecture and Space (GLAS), a design co-operative based in the city, committed to promoting access to design and challenging forms of social and spatial segregation and exclusion. In 2004 GLAS won the inaugural National Achievement Award for Architecture in recognition of its contribution to the architecture community in Scotland.
In Glasgow I also worked for NORD, an award winning multi-disciplinary design office. Its architecture, interior, product and exhibition design has been recognised with numerous awards including in 2006 Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year.
I regularly sit on Higher Education Validation and Review panels and am external examiner at The Bartlett, University College London.