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) 
Simon Sladen (V&A Theatre & Performance)
Dr Spike Sweeting (V&A)
Dr Simona Valeriani (Research leave 2018–20)

Programme Tutors
Dr Elizabeth Currie (V&A)

Visiting Tutors
Dr Chiara Barbieri, Caroline McCaffrey, Dr Rujana Rebernjak, Dr Cheryl Roberts, Dr Jenny Saunt, Neil Taylor

Administrator (RCA)
Molly Behagg

Administrator (V&A)
Felicity Hall

History of Design Graduate Symposium at the V&A 2017
History of Design Graduate Symposium at the V&A 2017