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Justin Burns, Head of Subject

Justin Burns is Head of the Subject Area for Art, within the School of Art, Architecture & Design. As the Head of the cognate academic area and an advocate for the disciplines, Justin is responsible for academic leadership and enhancement of the department, working in support of the Dean of School.

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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.

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Sarah Mills, Head of Subject

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.

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Architecture Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Trudi Entwistle, Senior Lecturer

Trudi Entwistle is a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Level 4 and 6 coordinator. Her particular teaching interests lie in the exploration of place through art and design, and the crossing of boundaries within landscape architecture through interdisciplinary teaching. Research interests lie around site, memory, association and place. Trudi Entwistle is a practising artist working in the public realm. Her artwork lies between land art, sculpture and design.

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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.

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Dr Mohamad Hafeda, Senior Lecturer

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


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.

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Anna Pepe, Senior Lecturer

Anna joined our University in 2007, having previously studied and worked in Venice and Milan, and has a background in both architecture and architectural technology. Her teaching expertise includes history and theory of architecture, and the design, construction and communication of building projects. Anna’s research activities and interests are related to design and sustainability, the impact of new media on the technical information for construction industry professionals and the way architecture is envisioned and communicated.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Art Staff

Dr Kiff Bamford, Reader

Dr Kiff Bamford is a Reader in the School of Art, Architecture and Design 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).

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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.


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.

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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, 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)

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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, Reader

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, Senior Lecturer

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


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, 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.

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Jo 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.

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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.

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Ben Judd, Senior Lecturer

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

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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.


Kevin O'Brien, Senior Lecturer

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

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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.

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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=.

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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.

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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.

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Dr 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.

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Design Staff

Robin Brinkworth, Senior Lecturer

Robin is a Senior Lecturer of Product Design working on the BA (Hons) Product Design course in the School of Art, Architecture & Design. Teaching across all three levels, Robin also performs the roles of Level 5 Leader and Placement Year Coordinator.

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Dr Caroline Hemingray, Course Director

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

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Joanna Leah, 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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Lauren Moriarty, Course Director

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

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Dr Anne Schiffer, Senior Lecturer

Dr Anne Schiffer explores how design thinking can help tackle local and global real world challenges, particularly in the areas of delivering sustainable energy transitions, energy and more recently, water access.

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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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