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History of Design Staff

The programme is managed jointly by the RCA and V&A Heads of Programme, with academic tutors and a programme administrator located in both the RCA School of Humanities and the V&A Research Department.

All of the College’s academic staff are practitioners in art, design or related disciplines. We also attract some of the most eminent artists, designers, intellectuals and business people working in their fields to give seminars, lectures, masterclasses, crits and individual tutorials.

Biographies and Research Profiles of programme staff can be found under Staff.

Dean of School
Professor Juan Cruz

Head of Programme (RCA)
Dr Sarah Teasley

Head of Programme (V&A)
Dr James Ryan

Senior Tutors
Dr Sarah Cheang (RCA) 
Dr Simona Valeriani (V&A)

Programme Tutors
Dr Livia Rezende (RCA)
Dr Spike Sweeting (V&A)
Dr Shehnaz Suterwalla (RCA)
Dr Josephine Kane (RCA)

Administrator (RCA)
Molly Behagg

Administrator (V&A)
Felicity Hall

Many V&A curators and visiting researchers contribute to workshops, seminars, presentations and lectures as respondents, critics and guest lecturers.

Lighting Installation by Paul Cocksedge for Brilliant. Lights and Lighting, V&A. Curated by Jane Pavitt
Lighting Installation by Paul Cocksedge for Brilliant. Lights and Lighting, V&A. Curated by Jane Pavitt