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Directory of Experts

This index offers an overview for anyone looking to connect with the RCA's staff of world-renowned academics and researchers.

The College is ranked as the most research-intensive art and design research environment to be found in the UK, gaining more 4* ratings in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 than any of its specialist competitors. Our areas of expertise span the creative industries, from art, design, communication and the humanities to architecture, innovation, emerging technologies and new materials.

Here you will find:

  • keyword listings for areas of expertise
  • links to individuals' full profile and recent research outputs

Professor Paul Anderson
Dean, School of Design  

Areas of expertisehealthcare, ageing, wellbeing; emerging technologies; digital futures; intelligent mobility; sustainable society; inclusive design; risk, resilience, security and infrastructure; future cities; manufacturing future; 3D modelling & visualisation; engineering design; robotics & AI


Jordan Baseman
Reader in Time-based Media and Senior Tutor, Moving Image

Areas of expertisecritical practice; culture & communications; creative industry; art & curating; 3D modelling & visualisation


Zowie Broach
Head of Programme, Fashion 

Areas of expertise: new materials; creative industries; 3D modelling & visualisation 


Professor Graeme Brooker
Head of Programme, Interior Design 

Areas of expertise: future cities; digital futures; sustainable society; 3D modelling & visualisation


Professor Juan Cruz
Dean, School of Arts & Humanities

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communications; creative practice; art & curating 
Keywords: cultural differences; creative leadership; challenges in normative thinking/decision-making


Dr Nick de Leon 
Head of Programme, Service Design 

Areas of expertise: healthcare, ageing,wellbeing; digital futures; sustainable society; service & UX design
Keywords: service design; customer journey maps


Professor Rebecca Fortnum
Senior Tutor, School of Fine Art

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communications; creative industry; art & curating
Keywords: painting; artists methods; networks


Rama Gheerawo

Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design 

Areas of expertise: inclusive design; healthcare, ageing, wellbeing; emerging technologies; digital futures; intelligent mobility Keywords: inclusive design; design-thinking; user-driven design 


Pamela Golden
Senior Tutor, Painting 

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communications; creative industry; art & curating
Keywords: paintng; botanical; figurative; narrative


Professor Johnny Golding
Senior Tutor, Contemporary Art Practice 

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communications; creative industry; art & curating
Keywords: art and philosophy; wild sciences; radical matter


Professor Ashley Hall
Senior Tutor, Innovation Design Engineering

Areas of expertise: healthcare, ageing, wellbeing; emerging technologies; digital futures; intelligent mobility; sustainable society; inclusive design; risk, resilience, security and infrastructure; future cities; manufacturing future; 3D modelling & visualisation; engineering design; robotics & AI; design engineering


Professor Dale Harrow
Director, Intelligent Mobility Design Centre

Areas of expertise: emerging technologies; digital futures; intelligent mobility; sustainable society; inclusive design; risk, resilience, security and infrastructure; future cities; manufacturing future; 3D modelling & visualisation; engineering design; robotics & AI
Keywords: vehicle design; autonomous vehicles 


Beth Hughes
Head of Programme, Architecture 

Areas of expertise: future cities; digital futures; sustainable society; 3D modelling & visualisation


Dr Mel Jordan
Head of Programme, Contemporary Art Practice

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communications; art & curating
Keywords: public sphere; activism; evaluation; art and politics


Peter Kennard
Senior Tutor, Photography 

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communications; art & curating; war artist, art and conflict, propaganda


Dr Adrian Lahoud
Dean, School of Architecture 

Areas of expertise: future cities; digital futures; sustainable society; 3D modelling & visualisation


Professor Jeremy Myerson
Chair of Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Areas of expertise: inclusive design; design for health and wellbeing; ageing demographics; new ways of working; digital futures; workplace design; design thinking; innovation strategy user-driven innovation; design-thinking 


Dr Peter Oakley
Senior Research Leader

Areas of expertise: emerging technologies; new materials; creative industries


Dr Rob Philips
Senior Tutor, Design Products

Areas of expertise: digital futures; inclusive design; future cities; manufacturing future; 3D modelling & visualisation ; engineering design


Dr Rathna Ramanathan
Dean of the School of Communication

Areas of expertise:  critical practice; culture & communication; creative industries; digital futures; intercultural communication and graphic design; typography; experimental publishing practices; design education


Professor Olivier Richon
Head of Programme, Photography

Areas of expertise:  critical practice; culture & communications; creative industry; art & curating
Keywords: photography, text and art; theory


Professor Nigel Rolfe
Senior Tutor, Performance

Areas of expertise:  critical practice; culture & communications; creative industry; art & curating
Keywords: performance; agonism


Adrian Shaughnessy
Senior Tutor, Visual Communication

Areas of expertise:  critical practice; culture & communication; creative industries; service & UX design 
Key words: graphic design, publishing


Tom Simmons
School Research Leader, Communication 

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communication; creative industries; digital futures
Keywords: communication design research & innovation; public spaces and digital technologies; sound design


Professor Jo Stockham
Head of Programme, Print 

Areas of expertise: critical practice; art & curating
Keywords: diagrams, scanning, print


Dr Sarah Teasley
Head of Programme, History of Design 

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communications; art & curating
Keywords: design anthropology; industrial design; history of design 


Anne Toomey
Head of Programme, Textiles 

Areas of expertise: new materials; creative industries; 3D modelling & visualisation
Keywords: textile design; colour and materials; halochromics


Professor Teal Triggs
Associate Dean, School of Communication

Areas of expertise:  critical practice; culture & communication; creative industries; digital futures
Keywords: communication design research; publishing; participatory cultures; design criticism; design education


Dr Kevin Walker
Head of Programme, Information Experience Design 

Areas of expertise: critical practice; culture & communication; creative industries; digital futures
Keywords: de-computation; museum experience; journalism; mobile and pervasive technologies


Professor Victoria Walsh
Head of Programme, Curating Contemporary Art

Keywords: critical practice; culture & communications; art & curating 


Dr Stephen Jia Wang
Head of Programme, Global Innovation Design and Innovation Design Engineering

Keywords: healthcare, ageing, wellbeing; emerging technologies; digital futures; intelligent mobility; sustainable society; inclusive design; future cities; manufacturing future; 3D modelling & visualisation; engineering design; robotics & AI; design engineering


Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice
Senior Tutor, Information Experience Design

Areas of expertise: emerging technologies; healthcare, ageing, wellbeing; culture & communication; creative industries; digital futures
Keywords: early childhood literacy; multimodal communication practices; visual and multimodal research methods; digital technologies

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