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Staff

Our Academic Team

Dr Lisa Stansbie

Dean of School

Dr. Lisa Stansbie is a practising artist whose work crosses the disciplines of film, sound, sculpture, installation, photography and digital practices. Stansbie has undertaken residencies, commissions and exhibited across Europe and the U.S.

Justin Burns

Justin Burns

Head of Subject

Justin Burns is Head of Art at the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Leeds Beckett University. An Art & Design academic and graphic designer with over 20 years multi-disciplinary practice experience.

Dr Chris Harris

Dr Christopher Harris

Head of Subject

Dr Christopher Harris is a Principal Lecturer and the Academic Lead for the Design area of the School of Art, Architecture and Design. He has a practice-based Doctorate from the University of Leeds, and a Masters from the Royal College of Art.

Professor Raymond Quek

Professor Raymond Quek

Head of Subject

Raymond Quek is an internationally renowned architectural educator and administrator, a wide-ranging architectural historian, a published author, and a qualified architect.

Head of Architecture

Professor Raymond Quek

Head of Subject

Raymond Quek is an internationally renowned architectural educator and administrator, a wide-ranging architectural historian, a published author, and a qualified architect.

Architecture Staff

Keith Andrews

Keith Andrews

Senior Lecturer -

Keith is Deputy Head of the Leeds School of Architecture, coordinator of postgraduate architectural technology, and the course leader of the MA Architecture. He also directs the MArch (Master of Architecture) studio Abstract Machine.

Dr Doreen Bernath

Dr Doreen Bernath

Senior Lecturer

Doreen is the course leader of the BA (Hons) Architectural Studies, the coordinator of undergraduate architectural history and theory and a PhD supervisor at the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Jess Bryne-Daniel

Jess Bryne-Daniel

Part-time Lecturer

With over 25 years experience in practice Jess has been involved in a wide range of landscape projects. She balances design creativity with pragmatism to achieve meaningful designs of relevance to their locality and the people who use them.

Jak Drinnan

Jak Drinnan

Part-time Lecturer

Tutor in the Master of Architecture, MArch studio Abstract Machine.

Trudi Entwistle

Trudi Entwistle

Senior Lecturer

Trudi practices both as an Artist and Landscape Architect. Her artwork lies somewhere between the boundaries of land art, sculpture and design. It is site specific and investigates how sculptural forms integrate with their surroundings, interacting with human movement and the changing elements of light, weather, natural growth and decay.

Ian Fletcher

Ian Fletcher

Senior Lecturer

Ian Fletcher holds a position as a Senior Lecturer in Architecture in the School of Arts, Architecture and Design. Ian received his Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree in 2007 from Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University in Canada. He also received a MA in Architecture and Urbanism in 2008 and Bachelor of Architecture in 2009 from the Manchester School of Architecture in the United Kingdom. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. His research focuses mainly on utilising agricultural, construction and demolition waste streams for developing bio-based building materials.

Dr Mohamad Hafeda

Dr Mohamad Hafeda

Senior Lecturer

First Year coordinator and studio tutor for BA (Hons) Architecture.

Dr Claire Hannibal

Dr Claire Hannibal

Course Director

Claire is the course leader of the BA (Hons) Architecture. She leads a design studio, lectures in architectural history and theory and is a PhD supervisor.

Sarah Mills

Sarah Mills

Course Director

Sarah is an architect and Course Leader for the Master of Architecture, MArch Part 2, co-ordinates the MArch studio Cinematic Commons and lectures in architectural history and theory. She is also an internal examiner for the PG Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice.

Emma Oldroyd

Emma Oldroyd

Course Director

Emma is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.

Giorgio Ponzo

Giorgio Ponzo

Part time Lecturer

Giorgio lectures in architectural history and theory and is studio tutor for BA (Hons) Architecture.

Chris Royffe

Chris Royffe

Principal Lecturer

Chris Royffe is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Urban Designer and Course Leader for the PGDip/MA Landscape Architecture. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Professor Alan Simson

Professor Alan Simson

Professor

Alan Simson is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Urban Forester. Currently, he is a Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry.

Craig Stott

Craig Stott

Senior Lecturer

Craig Stott (MEng, BArch, MA, ARB) is a Project Office co-director, Architect and Senior Architecture Lecturer at the Leeds School of Architecture, Leeds Beckett University.

George Themistokleous

Georgios Themistokleous

Part-time Lecturer

George lectures in architectural history and theory and is studio tutor for BA (Hons) Architecture.

Nick Tyrer

Nick Tyrer

Part-time Lecturer

Tutor in the Master of Architecture, MArch studio Abstract Machine.

Simon Warren

Simon Warren

Senior Lecturer

Simon Warren is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Course Leader for the Master of Architecture. He joined our University in 2009. Prior to this he was a Director at Bauman Lyons Architects in Leeds.

Head of Art

Justin Burns

Head of Subject

Justin Burns is Head of Art at the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Leeds Beckett University. An Art & Design academic and graphic designer with over 20 years multi-disciplinary practice experience.

Art Staff

Dr Kiff Bamford

Dr Kiff Bamford

Reader

Dr Kiff Bamford is an artist, writer and Senior Lecturer with research interests in Performance art and Continental Philosophy. He is author of 'Lyotard and the figural in Performance, Art and Writing' (2012) and 'Jean-François Lyotard: Critical Lives' (2017).

David Beckitt

David Beckitt

Senior Lecturer

David is a senior lecturer and graphic designer with a wealth of industry experience in branding, art direction, editorial design, illustration, photography, and type design. I have been teaching graphic art and design at Leeds Beckett University since 2008.

Chris Bloor

Christopher Bloor

Principal Lecturer

Chris Bloor is an artist and principal lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he lectures across several courses and provides support for research and post-graduate study.

Alyson Brien

Alyson Brien

Senior Lecturer

Experienced senior lecturer on Fine Art Degree Course. An artist currently working in drawing, collage and sculpture, studied on BA Fine Art Degree at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design and MA Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art.

Jonny Briggs

Jonathan Briggs

Senior Lecturer

Jonny is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, teaching on the Graphic Arts and Design undergraduate programme and Creative Director and Owner of Field Design.

James Chinneck

James Chinneck

Senior Lecturer

James Chinneck has been producing and exhibiting his artwork in various locations in the UK and abroad for the past twenty years. Solo exhibitions include: Wish You Were Here?, Leeds City Art Gallery, West Yorkshire, England (1997); Americanenglish, Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson, Arizona USA, (1999); Rice Fall, Sculpture Space, Utica, New York (2000); Trust Me I’m An Artist, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, West Yorkshire (2003). His most recent work, Tueri Terram has been shown at Tate Britain, London (2014)

Andrew Du Feu

Andrew Du Feu

Senior Lecturer

Andrew has worked at Leeds Beckett for nearly twenty years, teaching and supporting students across a range of art, design and filmmaking courses. Digital tools and workflows in a graphic arts context are central to his teaching and personal practice.

Dr Alan Dunn

Dr Alan Dunn

Senior Lecturer

Alan Dunn studied at Glasgow School of Art and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research explores new models for curating content for non-gallery audiences and his recent PhD considered the relationship between sound art and the everyday.

Dr Jill Gibbon

Dr Jill Gibbon

Senior Lecturer

Jill Gibbon is a politically engaged artist with research interests in war, art, and aesthetics.

Ben Hall

Benjamin Hall

Senior Lecturer

Ben is an animator, illustrator and interactive designer with over 15 years industry experience. He has taught undergraduate students at Leeds Beckett University since 2008.

Marion Harrison

Marion Harrison

Senior Lecturer

Marion Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art working on both UG and PG programmes. Marion is currently Acting Course Leader for BA(Hons) Fine Art and Course Leader for APD in Professional Practice in Art and Design.

Joanne Hassall

Joanne Hassall

Senior Lecturer

Jo Hassall is a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Arts and Design. Her practice-based research explores ways in which visual props can activate sites of learning.

Graham Hibbert

Graham Hibbert

Senior Lecturer

Graham Hibbert is a photographer, filmmaker, designer and developer whose work primarily explores ideas of the abstract in relation to Digital Imaging.

Ben Judd

Ben Judd

Senior Lecturer

Ben Judd is an artist and a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University.

Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis

Senior Lecturer

Peter Lewis is an artist and curator. His work has extended over two decades, holding posts as varied as the Chief Curator of Sharjah Biennale, and Independent Curator at Kunstverein, Bregenz. He has curated projects at Tramway and Tate Modern, publishing new research in his journal.

Christian Lloyd

Christian Lloyd

Part-time Lecturer

Christian Lloyd maintains a diverse visual, live and community art practice that includes a number of ongoing collaborative projects. He has a background in illustration and commercial experience as a graphic designer, and has performed and exhibited across UK and Europe.

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Senior Lecturer

Kevin works with painting, engaging with the traditions and limitations of that medium in complex and adventurous ways.

Harold Offeh

Harold Offeh

Reader

Harold Offeh was born in Accra, Ghana in 1977 and grew up in London, UK. Harold is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of history. His work encompasses performance, social practice, video and photography, often using humour as a means to confront the viewer with aspects of contemporary culture and history.

Dr Casey Orr

Dr Casey Orr

Senior Lecturer

Dr Casey Orr is a photographer, researcher and Senior Lecturer in the school of Art, Architecture and Design. She is also a member of the feminist art collective, F=.

Simon Ringe

Simon Ringe

Senior Lecturer

Simon studied at the Royal College of Art and is a practising artist, currently undertaking a research-based, practice-led PhD. He recently had his work publicly screened as part of Light Night Leeds 2015.

Dr Liz Stirling

Dr Liz Stirling

Senior Lecturer

Dr Liz Stirling is a creative practitioner using performance, collaborative production and art activism to explore how we connect with each other. She has performed, published and run projects extensively in the UK including at Tate Britain, Tate Modern Summer School and toured with the British Art Show 8.

Ian Truelove

Ian Truelove

Principal Lecturer

Ian Truelove is an educator, artist, designer and technologist whose work explores the nature of material reality through creative practice. His research, which is predominately painting-led, is informed by philosophy, quantum theory and art history.

Head of Design

Dr Chris Harris

Head of Subject

Dr Christopher Harris is a Principal Lecturer and the Academic Lead for the Design area of the School of Art, Architecture and Design. He has a practice-based Doctorate from the University of Leeds, and a Masters from the Royal College of Art.

Design Staff

Joanna Geldard

Joanna Geldard

Senior Lecturer

An Interdisciplinary artist working in critical spatial practices developing 'blubilds' performance and installation drawings, Joanna works as Senior Lecturer and co-ordinator for Critical and Contextual Studies for the Design courses at Leeds Beckett.

Dr Caroline Hemingray

Dr Caroline Hemingray

Course Director

Caroline is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BA Fashion Marketing in the School of Art, Architecture & Design.

Katie Lenton

Katie Lenton

Course Director

Katie graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2010 with an MA in printed textiles. Following this she lectured in fashion and textile design at The University of Portsmouth, before moving to Leeds Beckett University as Course Leader for BA Fashion.

Joan Love

Joan Love

Senior Lecturer

Joan Love is a senior lecturer and an artist who has experience of interior design in architectural practice. Her on-going research explores innovative, art-based approaches within the early stage of design development, currently encompassing sensory spaces for autism.

Julie MacDermott

Julie Macdermott

Course Director

Julie has worked in furniture, interiors and exhibition design, but her true passion is design education. Her design inspiration comes from poetry, music, theatre and observing what makes people tick, all in the belief that creativity is heightened by working with others. Julie's personal research interests include the role of senses and emotions in design activity.

Lauren Moriarty

Lauren Moriarty

Course Director

Lauren Moriarty is a Principal Lecturer and Course Director of BA Design Product within the School of Art, Architecture and Design. Lauren is a PhD candidate within the subject area of Product Design.

Dr Anne Schiffer

Dr Anne Schiffer

Senior Lecturer

Dr Schiffer is interested in human-centred and interdisciplinary design processes that help create socially just futures within the limits of planetary boundaries. Her professional and research experience is specifically concerned with local/global renewable energy transitions including their social, environmental, spatial, economic and policy dimensions.

Vernon Thomas

Vernon Thomas

Senior Lecturer

Vernon's passion is 'Creative Design'. He is constantly designing buildings, interiors and products. He is interested in developing new approaches to Design education. He has taught on M.Arch. B.A., Architecture, B.A. Product Design, B.A. Interior Architecture and Design, B.A. BSc. PGCE Initial Teacher Education.

Amanda Wanner

Amanda Wanner

Senior Lecturer

Amanda is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and a Liverpool based Architect who has been practicing in the city since 2001. She is also guest critic and studio tutor at Liverpool University and a design review panellist and enabler for Places Matter!

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