People

Staff within the Design School are strategically drawn from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. They represent specialist knowledge and expertise in key areas as well as diverse experiences and perspectives. Our staff, whether they are engaged in research or industry practice, are at the forefront of challenging and shaping the design disciplines.

In addition to the permanent staff we employ a host of visiting tutors to deliver lectures, seminars as well as provide tutorial support. As key practitioners and theorists from both national and international perspectives they are an integral part of the teaching and learning experience with the Design School.

Profiles of our academic staff – which detail their biographies; areas of expertise, professional practice, external collaborations and research activity – can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

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Simon Maidment

Head of School

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Bernadette Blair

EdD; FRSA; FHEA; Emeritus Professor in Art & Design Pedagogy

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Phil Davies

Course Director BA Product & Furniture Design

Cathy Gale

Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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Geoff Grandfield

Course Director BA Illustration & Animation

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Jon Harrison

Senior Lecturer, BA Product & Furniture Design

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Zelda Malan

Senior Lecturer

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Catherine McDermott

Professor School of Design / Course Director MA Curating Contemporary Design

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Paul Micklethwaite

Course Director: MA Sustainable Design + Course Director: Graduate Diploma Creative Practice + PhD Director: Design School

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Elinor Renfrew

Associate Head of SchoolCourse Director BA Fashion

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Jake Abrams

BA Illustration Animation

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Jo Baker

Visiting Lecturer (Pattern Cutting, Tailoring and Construction)

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Mike Bond

Senior Lecturer

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Martina Bramkamp

Senior Lecturer

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Jane Croxford

Senior Knitwear Lecturer

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Sam Elliott

Principal Design Lecturer

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David Stirling Frizzell

Design Lecturer / Head of First Year

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Mark Harris

Senior Lecturer BA Illustration & Animation

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Andrew Ibi

Course Director MA Fashion / Acting Course Director MA Retail / Senior Design Lecturer BA Fashion

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Paul Jenkins

Senior Lecturer Photography

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Paddy Molloy

Senior Lecturer

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Satyenkumar Patel

Senior Lecturer

David Rees Davies

Senior Lecturer

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Chris Shepherd

Visiting Lecturer

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Jane Webster

Senior Lecturer

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Fiona Whitehead

Senior Technician