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Research & Innovation

Meet our research community.

Arts University Plymouth is home to a cross-disciplinary community of makers and thinkers, all of whom are seeking a critical space in which to interrogate and push the boundaries of their specialist interests and working practices. Our research community collaborate internally and externally to radically expand creative practice and propose new approaches to social justice and creative learning.

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Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks
Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive, Professor of Fine Art
Paul Fieldsend-Danks is Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive at Arts University Plymouth.
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Professor Judith Noble
Head of Academic Research, Professor of Film and the Occult
Stephen Felmingham
Professor Stephen Felmingham
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Stephanie Owens
Associate Professor Stephanie Owens
Dean of Arts, Design and Media
Associate Professor and Dean of Arts, Design and Media at Arts University Plymouth, Stephanie Owens is an interdisciplinary artist, creative researcher, and curator interested in the influence of digital networks on contemporary aesthetics and the production of subjectivity.
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Mel Brown
Assistant Dean
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Lucy Leake
Assistant Dean
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Caroline Pedler
Lecturer and MA Subject Tutor
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Dr Antigoni Pasidi
Lecturer and MA Subject Tutor
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Dr Kim Bagley
Making Futures Fellow
Natalia Eernstman Senior Lecturer MA Creative Education at Plymouth College of Art
Dr Natalia Eernstman
Senior Lecturer & Subject Tutor MA Creative Education
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Gayle Matthias
Senior Lecturer & Subject Leader
Gayle Matthias is a Senior Lecturer & Course Leader for BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices at Arts University Plymouth. Gayle is also a Subject Tutor in the postgraduate centre, applying her experience at the V&A and Museum of Glass to undergraduate and MA specialisms including ceramics, glass, and sculpture.
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Jason Hirons
Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Contextual Studies
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Kirsty Smith
Senior Lecturer & Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Communication
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Rachel Darbourne
Lecturer and MA Subject Tutor
Richard Kenton Webb
Richard Kenton Webb
Subject Leader, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Award winning artist Richard Kenton Webb leads our BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking programme. Alongside more than 30 years experience in teaching at some of the most respected art colleges in the UK, Richard's work is exhibited and held in collections all over the world.
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Sam Rowe
Senior Lecturer & Course Leader