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Based in the Research Department of the V&A, Dr James Ryan is Head of Programme (V&A) for the MA History of Design.

James undertook his academic training in the disciplines of history and geography, completing a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 1995. Since then he has taught historical and cultural geography in a number of universities in the UK, including Oxford, Queen’s Belfast, Leicester and Exeter – where he is Associate Professor of Historical and Cultural Geography.