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Research staff

List of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon research degree supervisors and their subject areas.

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

Communication Design

Danah Abdulla

  • Design cultures (with a particular focus on the Arab region)
  • Decolonising design and politics of design
  • Design education and critical pedagogy

Sadhna Jain

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

Mike Kann

  • Physical / digital  and the Internet of things
  • Action research and participatory design
  • Practice-oriented design

Sakis Kyriazis

  • Language and linguistics
  • Phenomenology of space
  • Gender identities and sexualities

Robert Sollis

Emily Rachel Taylor

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
  • Fine art

David Dibosa

  • Museum studies
  • 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 and conceptual art practices
  • Exhibition curation as praxis; devising new research methodologies

Dan Sturgis

  • Fine art painting, 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
  • Linked Data for art and art conservation

Sarah Kate Wilson

  • Fine art painting (including 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

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

Edwina Fitzpatrick

  • Sited artwork and mutable sculpture, living environment, mutability and change

Kate Goldsworthy

  • Circular and sustainable textile design practice
  • Design-led material innovation
  • New textile production and finishing technologies
  • Multi-disciplinary methodologies

Elaine Igoe

  • Textiles, fashion and materials
  • Sustainability
  • Fine art and bookmaking

Martin Newth

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

Fernando Rihl

  • Sustainable studies in architecture
  • Daylighting and visual perception
  • New sustainable technologies

Robert Sollis

Identity, Subjectivity and Feminism

Kimathi Donkor

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

Mary Evans

Denise Kwan

  • Race, culture and east and southeast Asian diaspora
  • Material culture
  • Museum and collections
  • Social practice, collaboration and community

Sakis Kyriazis

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Phenomenology of space
  • Gender identities and sexualities

Caryn Simonson

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

Jeffrey Dennis

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

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

  • Circular and sustainable textile design practice
  • Design-led material innovation
  • New textile production and finishing technologies
  • Multi-disciplinary methodologies

Elaine Igoe

  • Textiles, fashion and materials
  • Sustainability
  • Fine art and bookmaking

Mike Kann

  • Physical / digital  and the Internet of things
  • Action research and participatory design
  • Practice-oriented design

Denise Kwan

  • Race, culture and east and southeast Asian diaspora
  • Material culture
  • Museum and collections
  • Social practice, collaboration and community

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
  • Linked data for art and art conservation

Duncan Wooldridge

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

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, film and documentary; photography

Jeffrey Dennis

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

Tina Gverovic

  • 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 and 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

Ben Fitton

Edwina Fitzpatrick

  • Sited artwork and mutable sculpture, living environment, mutability and change

Tina Gverovic

  • 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

Fernando Rihl

  • Sustainable studies in architecture
  • Daylighting and visual perception
  • New sustainable technologies

Ken Wilder

  • Beholding, aesthetics, and situated art
  • Architectural / 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 and 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 (including the expanded field of painting) and curation
  • The performative possibilities of painting

Writing, Narratives and Moving Image

Sheena Calvert

  • Concrete poetry

Sarah Dobai

  • Contemporary photography and moving image practices
  • Representation and the use of text/ 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.