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Research Staff

At Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon we have staff supervising research degrees in fields including fine art, design, curating and performance. The list of research staff and their subject areas will enable you to take the first step in finding the right supervisor for you. Find out more about research degrees at UAL and how to apply.

Curation, collections and archives

  • Michael Asbury - Art history and theory and modernism and contemporary art in Brazil
  • Paul Coldwell - Collections and archives. Printmaking new and old technologies
  • David Dibosa - Museum studies and curating
  • Mark Fairnington - Fine art painting
  • Paul Goodwin - Theory and practice of the curatorial, especially in relation to the global and transnational. African and diaspora contemporary art and visual cultures
  • Eileen Hogan - Fine art, painting, portraits, book arts, archives, Jocelyn Herbert
  • Jo Melvin - Archives, embodiment, oral histories and conceptual art practices. Exhibition curation as praxis. Devising new research methodologies
  • Dan Smith - Science fiction, utopianism, speculative futures. Museums, collections, display and engagement
  • Athanasios Velios - Semantic technologies for arts and archives. Documentation of art practice

Ecology, society and design

  • David Cross - Fine art, context specific sculptural installation and photography
  • Neil Cummings - Producing art, critical practice, generosity. Political economy of art. The Anthropocene
  • Rebecca Earley - Eco-design, fashion, textiles, new textile technologies and contemporary craft practice
  • Kate Goldsworthy - Sustainable fashion, textile design, material innovation, textile finishing, new production technology, the circular economy, lifecycle and closed-loop design
  • Lucy Kimbell - Design thinking, social design, design innovation, futures, design/arts and policy innovation

Identity, subjectivity and feminism

  • Kimanthi Donkor - Fine art practice, painting, drawing. Race, blackness and national identity. Fine art museums and collections
  • Ope Lori - Race and gender identity, visual culture and representation, lens-based media and performance, spectatorship, subjectivity and feminism
  • Mo Throp - Sexuality, gender and intersectionality. Performativity, trauma
  • Carol Tulloch - Dress and textiles associated with the African diaspora. Material and visual culture. Writing and curating
  • Maria Walsh - Theory and practice of artists' moving image. Feminist theories and practices, especially in relation to concepts of subjectivity and performativity

Philosophy, society and politics

  • Dave Beech - Art, capitalism and Marxism. Value theory, labour and automation. Public sphere and participation. Institutional critique and the history of art’s institutions
  • Sonia Boyce - Art as social practice, fine art practice and drawing
  • Marsha Bradfield - Authorship, subjectivities, genre studies, metanarratives, art research, collaborative cultural production, the 'work of art' in relation to 'the art of work'
  • Andrew Chesher - History and criticism of post-war, neo-avantgarde and contemporary art in Europe and North America. Phenomenology, deconstruction, social theories of meaning, photography, film and documentary
  • Jeffrey Dennis - Fine art, painting, drawing, meaning and process in contemporary painting
  • Malcolm Quinn - Taste, aesthetics and design. Utilitarianism and aesthetics
  • Paula Smithard - Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, art and society. Modern and contemporary art history and theory
  • Stephen Wilson - Contemporary art, design labour, future studies. Gender studies, biopolitics and transnationalism

Psychology and pedagogy

  • Will Cobbing - Sculpture theory and practice, clay, ceramics, art and psychoanalysis, archiving, performance art, concrete poetry
  • Katrine Hjelde - Fine art theory and practice, fine art pedagogy, site specific practice and art research

Space and aesthetics

  • Bernice Donszelmann - Fine art theory and practice, architectural space and wall installation
  • Edwina Fitzpatrick - Sited artwork, mutable sculpture, living environment and change
  • Ken Wilder - Beholding, aesthetics, situated art. Architectural and spatial design practices and aesthetics

Theatre, scenography and costume

  • Esther Armstrong - Scenography and the presentation of national identity through design
  • Jane Collins - Performance, identity, theatre design, scenography
  • Elisabeth Dawson - Costume interpretation and dress history

Writing, narratives and moving image

  • Sarah Dobai - Contemporary photography and moving image practices. Representation and the use of text and narrative in contemporary fine art practice and relation to historical works of literature, cinema and photography
  • Zoe Mendelson - Expanded field painting, temporality, painting as a research tool and interdisciplinarity. Collection, waste, clutter, spatial and psychological disorder. Alternative forms of writing - fiction as theoretical
  • Jennet Thomas - Moving image and performance as contemporary art practice. The performance of text, particularly in relation to issues around artificial intelligence, ecology, and absurdity

Fine art

  • Jo Love - Fine art, printmaking, drawing, photography, visual perception, materiality and surface
  • Tim O'Riley - Fine art, optical imaging, computer technology
  • Dan Sturgis - Contemporary and abstract painting. Fine art and curating
  • Maiko Tsutsumi - Visual art

Find out more about research degrees at UAL and how to apply.

See the full list of University of the Arts London research staff profiles.