Staff Profiles: School of Art and Design

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Angus Pryor

Angus Pryor

Head of School for Art & Design, Reader in Fine Art

I am a painter, writer and curator as well as being a HE Arts administrator. I work with International colleagues the majority of the time and have completed large projects in both India and Holland.

Bill Burford

Bill Burford

Academic Subject Leader, Constructed Environments

Design

In his current role as Academic Subject Group Leader for Constructed Environments, Bill operationally manages staff, students and all areas of teaching, learning and research within the subject group, including overseas courses. Bill is also responsible for curriculum development of a new suite of undergraduate and postgraduate Design, Sustainable Technology and Construction orientated courses that are cognately linked to Landscape Architecture. Bill is part of the senior leadership team for the School of Arts.

Sue Colverd

Sue Colverd

Principal Lecturer in Drama and Academic Subject Leader for Performing Arts and Play

Performing Arts and Play

I have an acting and directing background working nationally and internationally. I am passionate about exploring the actor’s processes in devising, classical and cutting edge contemporary work.

Don Parker

Dr. Don Parker

Academic Subject Leader for Design

Design

Don is a multi-disciplinary creative focused on design in film, music and television – from his early career working for record companies and advertising agencies in film promotion (Universal Pictures, Paramount, 20th Century Fox etc.) to studying consumer behaviour and the subtexts of information exchange. He is currently exploring the themes of transmedia storytelling to produce non-linear experiences.

Dr. Julia Peck

Dr. Julia Peck

Academic Subject Leader in Photography

Photography

I am a photographer and writer, exploring the political effects of representing landscape, place and environment. I started my career as a landscape photographer, exhibiting and publishing disorientating images, and moved on to more overtly political practice.

Trudie Ballantyne

Trudie Ballantyne

Academic Course Leader for Photography: Editorial and Advertising

Photography

I'm a creative photographer and I create and exhibit my photographic projects internationally. As an educator, I love sharing my experience, knowledge and industry involvement with my students and seeing them succeed as successful photographers.

Karen Benjamin

Karen Benjamin

Academic Course Leader for Drama

Performing Arts and Play

I have a background in Professional Theatre and workshop facilitation. I specialise in improvisation and devising, as well as educational theatre programmes. I work freelance as a director and perform comedy improv.

David Last

David Last

Academic Course Leader for Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Play

I’ve performed as a musical director or accompanist across the world, and continue to work professionally, bringing that experience (and those contacts!) to the university.

Dr. Ying Li

Dr. Ying Li

Academic Course Leader for Landscape Architecture BA (Hons)

Design

A cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach is the focus of Ying's research, teaching, and practice in Landscape and Urban Design. This enthusiasm came from her early childhood education in Music and Classical Chinese Poetry. As the First Chinese Course Leader in Landscape Architecture in the UK since the Landscape Institute founded in 1929. Ying believes that she has the responsibility to carry forward the spirit of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and contribute to making Landscape Architecture as the most Comprehensive of the Arts in the 21st century.

Jessica Reid

Jessica Reid

Academic Course Leader in Graphic Design & Visual Communication (Level 6)

Design

After studying Graphic Design at this university, I went on become a specialist in branding, packaging and brand communication design. After 10 years of working in industry I decided to come back, teaching onto the course that started my career.

Dr. Alessio Russo

Dr. Alessio Russo

Academic Course Leader in MA Landscape Architecture - Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Design

I am inspired by world-class landscape architects and academics (i.e., Pietro Porcinai, Roberto Burle Marx and Ian McHarg) that have motivated me to pursue this career, and I wish to inspire, reach, and continue to motivate past, present, and future students.

Hilary Smith

Hilary Smith

Academic Course Leader for Dance and Professional Studies in Children’s Play

Performing Arts and Play

My career began on an open-access adventure playground in Cardiff where my passion for play was ignited.

Jack Southern

Jack Southern

Academic Course Leader for MA Fine Art

Art

My creative work spans teaching, art making, exhibition making, writing and research.

Matthew Andrew

Matthew Andrew

Academic Course Leader for BA (Hons) Photography

Photography

I have worked across a number of areas within photography including exhibiting work on gallery walls and working commercially. My work has been exhibited internationally, and published in multiple Journals. My freelance background is in commercial fashion & advertising photography.

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Andrew Bick

Reader in Fine Art

Art

An artist and curator teaching mostly in postgraduate fine art and PhD supervision. I exhibit, lecture and examine internationally and have work in public, corporate and private art collections worldwide.

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Prof. Richard Billingham

Professor of Fine Art

Art

Photography

Richard Billingham is an artist, photographer, filmmaker and teacher. Work in public collections includes The Metropolitan Museum New York; San Francisco MOMA and the V&A and Tate Galleries London.

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David Booth

Collaborative Partnerships Curriculum Development Manager; Senior Tutor

Art

Design

I am a Chartered Landscape Architect with 16 years applied experience in the public and private sector followed by 17 years in academia.

Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd

Lecturer in History and Theory of Art and Design

Art

Design

My teaching addresses the contemporary circumstances in which art, design and visual communication are situated. I support our students to develop skills that combine research with practice, to think critically and inventively about their discipline of study, and to see further into their own creative futures.

Dr. David Buck

Dr. David Buck

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Design

I am Academic Course Leader for Postgraduate Landscape Architecture and combine an academic career and extensive publication history with 20 years practice experience in the UK and Asia.

Tony Clancy

Tony Clancy

Senior Lecturer, Photography

Photography

I work as a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Art and Design, specialising in photography. My interests range widely but include historical processes, video and sound.

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Paula Douce

Lecturer in Dance

Performing Arts and Play

I started dancing at the age of two and have loved it ever since. Teaching dance is a passion rather than an occupation and dancing and teaching is a real joy, especially here at the University of Gloucestershire on the Performing Arts Degree.

Stephen Edge

Stephen Edge

Senior Lecturer in Interior Design

Design

I am an interior designer and academic with over 25 years of experience. I co-founded my own multidisciplinary practice in London in the 1980s specialising in commercial interiors for workplace, retail and leisure markets.

Adam Gain

Adam Gain

Lecturer in Dance

Performing Arts and Play

I have performed professionally for a variety of contemporary dance companies, travelling all over the world. I specialise in dance teaching and inclusive dance practice, as well as improvisation and choreography.

Nat Goodden

Nat Goodden

Research Supervisor

Art

I’ve exhibited my installational and digital work at leading London galleries and internationally and have been closely involved with artist-run spaces in the UK and abroad. At the university, I supervise individual research projects.

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Carl Halford

Lecturer in Advertising

Design

With over a decades' worth of experience as a creative advertising art director I have worked at some of biggest ad agencies on campaigns for some of the world's most well-known brands.

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Kay Hawkins

Module Tutor

Design

Environmental Sciences

Kay is a Module Tutor in the School of Art and Design.

Kate Littlewood

Kate Littlewood

Senior Lecturer in Drama

Performing Arts and Play

I have a background in acting, writing/translating and directing and I specialise in Classical Theatre, its theory and performance. I’m founder director of To The Elephant Theatre Company.

Margaret McDonough

Margaret McDonough

Academic Course Leader in Fashion Design

Design

It is very important to me that our students have a role in contributing to the developing knowledge, technology, theories and practice of fashion design through dynamic teaching experiences and collaborative learning.

Bob Moore

Bob Moore

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Art

Design

Bob Moore is a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture.

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Andrew Moxon

ACL MA Photography Senior Lecturer Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Photography

I have worked all over the world during my professional life, and as a documentary photographer my work has been published, collected and exhibited globally.

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Matthew Murray

Senior Lecturer Editorial and Advertising Photography

Photography

Matthew Murray shoots above the line advertising campaigns for some of the worlds leading advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, TBWA, VCCP, Leo Burnett, BBDO/CLM, Paris, BWM, Sydney. Editorials clients VICE, i-D Magazine, Port Magazine, Independent, Guardian, Dazed Digital.

Kieren Phelps

Kieren Phelps

Course Leader, MA Illustration

Art

Kieren Phelps is the Course Leader and lead tutor on the MA Illustration course, an innovative and wide-ranging programme that focuses on narrative drawing as a way of re-evaluating Illustration practice.

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David Plummer

Lecturer in Product Design

Engineering Technologies

I have a passion for design and have worked as a designer and design manager for over 15 years, helping entrepreneurs and businesses bring new products and services to market.

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Paul Roberts

Academic Course Leader for Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Photography

I have worked as a documentary and sport photographer for over a decade with organisations such as The Press Association, The Football Association and Getty Images.

Richard Salkeld

Richard Salkeld

Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of Art & Photography

Art

I've been passionate about modern art since studying it as an undergraduate so I am delighted to be able to share my enthusiasm through my teaching. My interests include abstraction, minimalism, Andy Warhol, street photography and aesthetic theories.

Dr. Elizabeth Swift

Dr. Elizabeth Swift

Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Play

My background is in theatre directing and writing and I specialise in multimedia theatre. I'm founder director of the performance company Void which presents work internationally. I teach contemporary performance - practice and theory.

Dr. Michelle Williams

Dr. Michelle Williams

Academic Course Leader Product Design

Art

Design

I am a course leader, active researcher in circular thinking.

Sarah Bowden

Sarah Bowden

Gallery Curator

Art

I am a collaborative curator and independent arts producer with particular interests in experimental artistic practices and generative processes of engagement with art and ideas.

Emma Evans

Emma Evans

Illustration Technician

Art

I am a freelance illustrator/illustration technician and co-founder of OTA Press. I run the annual Risograph publication 'The Unseen' and put together the publication for the Illustration course's 'Cheltenham Illustration Awards' every year.

Tom Hill

Tom Hill

Technician in Engineering and Product Design

Technical and Applied Computing

I have always loved designing and making things, and also repairing and improving things; I was a menace as a kid.

Jamilla Ives

Jamilla Ives

Technician Demonstrator in Fashion Design

Art

As a Technician Demonstrator at the University of Gloucestershire I work with a range of students, academics and senior staff to deliver high quality technical services.