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Completed PhDs and MPhils

Listed are researchers who have completed PhD or MPhil degrees, their supervisory teams and their thesis title.

Theses can be found in the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon college libraries.

Towards a deep ecology of art, technology and being. An ontological investigation with particular reference to the rock-cut edifices of Ellora, India, and Tadao Ando’s Water Temple

  • Raphael Adjani, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Toshio Watanabe
  • Second Supervisor: Julian Stair (ext.)

Documenting the Kurdish genocide - Anfal (1988) - through drawing

  • Osman Ahmed, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Malcolm Quinn
  • Second Supervisors: Gerald Davis (ext.) and Christine Allison (ext.)

A metaethical study of Simone Weil’s notion of attention through critical practical analogy

  • Dino Alfier, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Malcolm Quinn
  • Second Supervisor: Avis Newman (ext.)

Dino Alfier thesis - [PDF, 14.1 MB]

Choking on the Madeleine: encounters and alternative approaches to memory in contemporary art practice

  • Sara Andersdotter, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Dr Mark Ingham
  • Second Supervisor: Emeritus Professor Anne Tallentire

Sara Andersdotter thesis

Acts of endurance: a creative transformation in times of struggle in contemporary Colombian memory

  • Maria Arango Velasquez, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Oriana Baddeley
  • Second Supervisors: Emeritus Professor Anne Tallentire and Jordan Baseman (ext.)

e-Co-Textile Design: How can textile design and making, combined with social media tools, achieve a more sustainable fast fashion future?

  • Jennifer Ballie, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Rebecca Earley
  • Second Supervisors: Professor Kay Politowicz, Professor Jane Harris and Philip Delamore (ext.)

Jennifer Ballie thesis

Gestures in machine interaction

  • Leon Barker, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Angela Geary (ext.)
  • Second Supervisors: John Rimmer (ext.) and John Harrison (ext.)

Spectacle as myth: Guanxi, the relational and the urban quotidian in contemporary Chinese art

  • Voonpow Bartlett, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Dr Yuko Kikuchi
  • Second Supervisors: David Cross and Professor Oriana Baddeley

Voonpow Barlett thesis - [PDF, 35 MB]

Utterance and authorship in dialogic art: or an account of a barcamp in response to the question - 'What is dialogic art?'

  • Marsha Bradfield, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Neil Cummings
  • Second Supervisor: Mary Anne Francis (ext.)

Learning to draw: an active perceptual approach to observational drawing synchronising the eye and hand in time and space

  • Angela Brew, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Richard Osborne (ext.)

Angela Brew thesis

Transforming structured descriptions to visual representations. An automated visualization of historical bookbinding structures

  • Alberto Campagnolo, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Dr Athanasios Velios
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad

Interpreting Japan; central European design and architecture 1920-1940

  • Helena Capcova, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Toshio Watanabe
  • Second Supervisor: Dr Yuko Kikuchi

Narratives of home and displacement in contemporary art practice

  • Maria Christoforatou, MPhil
  • Director of Studies: Dr David Dibosa
  • Second Supervisors: Professor Paul Coldwell and Professor Carol Tulloch

Exposed visions: disappearance and re-appearance of the indigenous in Patagonia

  • Norma Copa-Schenke, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Oriana Baddeley
  • Second Supervisors: Dr Michael Asbury and Elizabeth DeMontfort (ext.)

Blackboards were turned into tables. Questioning ‘horizontality’ in collaborative pedagogical art projects

  • Olivier Desvoignes, PhD
  • Director of Studies: David Cross
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Neil Cummings

Spectacular architecture, identity crisis, cultural politics

  • Ana Beatriz Feirrera da Rocha e Silva, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Dr Michael Asbury
  • Second Supervisor: David Cross

Sounding out: performance drawing in response to the outside environment

  • Maryclare Foa, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Paul Coldwell
  • Second Supervisors: Professor Stephen Farthing and David Cross

Maryclare Foa thesis - [PDF, 11.9 MB]

Laser finishing: a new process for designing recyclability in synthetic textiles

  • Kate Goldsworthy, PhD
  • Second Supervisors: Professor Rebecca Earley and Professor Kay Politowicz

Comic strips and the making of meaning: emotion, intersubjectivity and narrative drawing

  • Simon Grennan, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Stephen Farthing
  • Second Supervisor: Roger Sabin

Uncovering the hidden Palestinian city of Jerusalem: disrupting power through art intervention

  • Alexandra Handal, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Toshio Watanabe
  • Second Supervisors: Sutapa Biswas (ext.) and Dr Michael Asbury

Art and counter-publics in Third Way cultural policy

  • Andy Hewitt, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Neil Cummings
  • Second Supervisor: Mary Anne Francis (ext.)

Andy Hewitt thesis - [PDF, 25.9 MB]

Constructing a reflective site: practice between art and pedagogy in the art school

  • Katrine Hjelde, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Linda Drew (ext.)

Katrine Hjelde thesis - [PDF, 25.7 MB]

The traces of a traveller - Textile based narrative

  • Shu-fang Huang, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Toshio Watanabe
  • Second Supervisors: Sutapa Biswas (ext.) and Katy Deepwell (ext.)

Beyond consumption: the art and merchandise of a superflat generation

  • Cindy Lisica, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Oriana Baddeley
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Toshio Watanabe

Cindy Lisica thesis - [PDF, 30.8 MB]

The oppositional gaze: contemporary image-making practice and the implications of skin colour ideals

  • Ope Sarah Lori, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Carol Tulloch
  • Second Supervisors: Professor Oriana Baddeley and Wiebke Leister

Ope Lori thesis

Dust: exploring surface, material and time within the photographic print

  • Johanna Love, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Paul Coldwell
  • Second supervisor: Rebecca Fortnum (ext.)

Johanna Love thesis

Beyond the mirror: towards a feminised (cartographic) process of spatiality in moving-image and installation based art

  • Catherine Maffioletti, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Dr Maria Walsh

Catherine Maffioletti thesis - [PDF, 15.9 MB]

Nibbling at clouds - The visual artist encounters adventitious blindness

  • Aaron McPeake, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Dr Hayley Newman (ext.)

Aaron McPeake thesis

Resituating the cultural meanings of Lucha Libre Mexicana: a practice-based exploration of diasporic Mexicanness

  • Marcela Montoya, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Oriana Baddeley
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Jane Collins and Professor Carol Tulloch

In search of home: a Serbian identity, the art of exile and the representation of otherness

  • Natasha Mrdalj, MPhil
  • Director of Studies: Professor Toshio Watanabe
  • Second Supervisors: Sutapa Biswas (ext.) and Katy Deepwell (ext.)

A data model to describe book conservation treatment activity

  • Heather Ravenberg, MPhil
  • Director of Studies: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad
  • Second Supervisor: Dr Athanasios Velios

Encounters & spatial controversies

  • Mike Ricketts, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Neil Cummings
  • Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew Chesher and David Pinder (external)

Limp, laced-case binding in parchment on sixteenth-century Mexican printed books

  • Martha Elena Romero Ramírez, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Oriana Baddeley

Martha Elena Romero Ramírez thesis, volume 1 - [PDF, 9.3 MB]

Martha Elena Romero Ramírez thesis, volume 2 - [PDF, 5.8 MB]

The artist-as-educator: dialogue, community and the institutional site

  • Michaela Ross, PhD
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Linda Drew (ext.)

Michaela Ross thesis

Peirce's semeiotic and the implications for esthetics in the visual arts. An extemporary case study: the sketchbook and its position in the hierarchies of making, collecting and exhibiting

  • Paul Ryan, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Anita Taylor (ext.)
  • Second Supervisors: Christopher Hookway (ext.) and Avis Newman (ext.)

Paul Ryan thesis - [PDF, 111.2 MB]

Classification of finishing tools in Greek bookbinding. Establishing links from the library of the St. Catherine's Monastery Sinai, Egypt

  • Nikolas Sarris, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad
  • Second Supervisor: Mirjiam Foot (ext.)

Japonisme in Polish pictorial arts (1885 - 1939)

  • Piotr Spławski, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Toshio Watanabe
  • Second Supervisors: Dr Yuko Kikuchi and Rebecca Salter (ext.)

Piotr Spławski thesis - [PDF, 2.6 MB]

Producing and collecting for empire: African textiles in the V&A 1852-2000

  • Nicola Stylianou, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Toshio Watanabe
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Carol Tulloch

Nicola Stylianou thesis - [PDF, 12.7 MB]

Towards a philosophy of instant rhythm and generative hermeneutics

  • Lawrence Sullivan, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Dr Hayley Newman (ext.)
  • Second Supervisors: David Ryan (ext.) and Howard Caygill (ext.)

Lawrence Sullivan thesis - [PDF, 8.6 MB]

Gestures and acclamations: some assembly required contextualising curating and exhibition practices in southeast Asia for Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale

  • Bridget Tan, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Malcolm Quinn
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Paul Goodwin

Ephemeral art; a philosophical proposition about the nature of time and being

  • Zoe Tillotson, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Oriana Baddeley
  • Second Supervisor: Susan Johanknecht

Re: Turning - from graphic verse to digital poetics

  • Sarah Tremlett, Mphil
  • Director of Studies: Dr Mo Throp

The archaic makes the Avant-Garde. Experimental practice and primordial image. Reading the Brazilian Post-Neoconcrete and the Japanese Gutai artists through Mircea Eliada and Carl Gustav Jung

  • Suzana Vaz, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Dr Michael Asbury
  • Second Supervisor: Professor Toshio Watanabe

Projective space: spatial displacements and psychological projection

  • Ken Wilder, PhD
  • Director of Studies: David Ryan (ext.)
  • Second Supervisors: Laura Jacobus (ext.) and Brendan Prendeville (ext.)

An examination of the idea of the numinous in contemporary art practice

  • Jungu Yoon, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Paul Coldwell
  • Second Supervisor: Youngsook Pak (ext.)

A study on the binding structures and materials used in the manufacture of the Grand Master L'Isle Adam (1421-1534) illuminated choral books

  • Theresa Zammit Lupi, PhD
  • Director of Studies: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad
  • Second Supervisor: Marion Buhagiar (ext.)