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Research staff

At Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon we have staff supervising research degrees across 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.

Art and science

Sigune Hamann

  • Photography, art and media practice
  • Image perception and cognition - stillness and movement, embodied perception, attention and temporality, modes of address

Curation, collections and archives

Michael Asbury

  • Art history and theory
  • Modernism and contemporary art in Brazil

Paul Coldwell

  • Collections and archives
  • Printmaking - new and old technologies
  • Fine art

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

Jo Melvin

  • Archives, embodiment, oral histories
  • Conceptual art practices

Dan Smith

  • Science fiction, utopianism, speculative futures
  • Museums, collections, display and engagement

Dan Sturgis

  • Fine art painting and curation
  • The histories of abstraction, modernism and the baroque

Maiko Tsutsumi

  • Visual art

Athanasios Velios

  • Semantic technologies for arts and archives
  • Documentation of art practice

Sarah Kate Wilson

  • Fine art painting, the expanded field of painting and curation
  • The performative possibilities of painting

Duncan Wooldridge

  • Photographic technologies and the history of the experiment
  • Curating contemporary photography
  • Photographic objects and photographic dematerialization
  • Technical images and mechanical reproducibility

Communication design

Sadhna Jain

  • The practice of agency within communication design
  • Taxonomies and ideas of classifications in design

Robert Sollis

Ecology and society

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

  • Sustainable and circular design practice
  • Textiles for fashion, interiors and automotive
  • New materials, applications and business models
  • Design-driven and social research methods for collaborations

Kate Goldsworthy

  • Sustainable fashion and textile design
  • Material innovation and textile finishing
  • Lifecycle and closed-loop design
  • New production technology
  • The circular economy

Edwina Fitzpatrick

  • Sited artwork and mutable sculpture
  • Living environment
  • Mutability and change

Martin Newth

  • Contemporary photographic and moving image practices
  • Representation of landscape and ecology
  • Technologies and Apparatus of depiction

Robert Sollis

Identity, subjectivity and feminism

Kimathi Donkor

  • Fine art practice, painting, drawing
  • Race, blackness and national identity
  • Fine art museums and collections

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

  • Artists' moving image practices, especially in relation to subjectivity, 'the body', performativity, and marginality
  • Psychoanalytic discourse as a model for auto-fiction, especially in moving image practices

Materiality

Rebecca Earley

  • Sustainable and circular design practice
  • Textiles for fashion, interiors and automotive
  • New materials, applications and business models
  • Design-driven and social research methods for collaborations

Kate Goldsworthy

  • Sustainable fashion and textile design
  • Material innovation and textile finishing
  • Lifecycle and closed-loop design
  • New production technology
  • The circular economy

Jeffrey Dennis

  • Fine art, painting, drawing
  • Meaning and process in contemporary painting

Jo Love

  • Fine art, printmaking, drawing, photography
  • Visual perception
  • Materiality and surface

Maiko Tsutsumi

  • Visual art

Athanasios Velios

  • Semantic technologies for arts and archives
  • Documentation of art practice

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

Tina Gverović

  • Amnesia and belonging in visual art
  • Imagination as a social practice
  • The relationship between poetics and politics in installation art
  • Economy and history of materials in installation art

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
  • Transnationalism

Psychology, perception and pedagogy

Will Cobbing

  • Sculpture theory and practice, clay, ceramics
  • Art and psychoanalysis
  • Archiving
  • Performance art
  • Concrete poetry

Sigune Hamann

  • Photography, art and media practice, image
  • Perception and cognition - stillness and movement, embodied perception, attention and temporality, modes of address

Katrine Hjelde

  • Fine art theory and practice
  • Fine art pedagogy
  • Site specific practice and art research

Jo Love

  • Fine art, printmaking, drawing, photography
  • Visual perception
  • Materiality and surface

Space and aesthetics

Bernice Donszelmann

  • Fine art theory and practice
  • Architectural space and wall installation

Tina Gverović

  • Amnesia and belonging in visual art
  • Imagination as a social practice
  • The relationship between poetics and politics in installation art
  • Economy and history of materials in installation art

Edwina Fitzpatrick

  • Sited artwork and mutable sculpture
  • Living environment
  • Mutability and change

Ken Wilder

  • Beholding, aesthetics, and situated art
  • Architectural and spatial design practices and aesthetics

Theatre, acting and performance

Richard Allen

  • Objects, environments, and apparatus in post-dramatic performance
  • Binaural sound and emergent performance technologies
  • Making contemporary theatre

Esther Armstrong

  • Scenography
  • The presentation of national identity through design

Jane Collins

  • Performance
  • Identity
  • Theatre design
  • Scenography

Adrian Kear

  • Post-dramatic theatre: acting, directing, and dramaturgy
  • Performance, politics, and the public sphere
  • Decolonising performance histories and contemporary practices

Sarah Kate Wilson

  • Fine art painting, the expanded field of painting and curation
  • The performative possibilities of painting

Writing, narratives and moving image

Sheena Calvert

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

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

Maria Walsh

  • Artists' moving image practices, especially in relation to subjectivity, 'the body', performativity and marginality
  • Psychoanalytic discourse as a model for auto-fiction, especially in moving image practices