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Staff undertaking research via the BxNU Institute

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Professor Christine Borland
Baltic Professor of Contemporary Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, MFA, University of Ulster, Belfast
Through her research in laboratories, scientific and medical institutions, Christine Borland has rendered visible people and practices which are usually inaccessible to a general public. Her works foreground... more>>

Siân Bowen
Reader in Fine Art Director of PSN - Paper Studio Northumbria
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Newcastle Postgraduate in Drawing and Painting (Distinction), Edinburgh College of Art Diploma in Japanese Language Studies, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Siân Bowen's research is located within the field of Fine Art practice and contributes to recent and current debates on the resurgence of drawing. Within this area she has developed a number of projects... more>>

Professor David Campbell
Professor of Fine Art
1977-80 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Liverpool Polytechnic; 1982-83 MA Social History of Art, Leeds University A central focus of my practice as an artist, writer and researcher, is art’s relationship to contemporary cultures of consumption. As the founding member of the collaborative art group Common Culture ... more>>

Fiona Crisp
MFA Course Leader
Reader in Fine Art more>>

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Charles completed his Foundation Degree at Norwich School of Art, a BA in Fine Art and Art History at Kingston University (2000), and an MFA Masters at the Slade School of Fine Art (2002). Charles is... more>>

Professor Chris Dorsett
Professor of Fine Art
MA (RCA) Chris Dorsett is an artist and exhibition-maker whose career has been built on cross-disciplinary collaborations with collection-holding institutions (most notably, a pioneering series of projects with... more>>

Nicola Grimaldi
Senior Lecturer in the Conservation of Fine Art
BA Fine Art (Honours), De Montford University, Leicester MA Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne Postgraduate Certificate in Academic & Professional Learning (PCAPL), Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
After graduating in 1993 from Northumbria University with a Master of Arts Degree in the Conservation of Fine Art Nicola Grimaldi spent many years working in private practice. Clients have included many... more>>

Dr Allan Hughes
Dr Allan Hughes is an artist and senior lecturer in Fine Art. Based in The Northern Charter studios, his research interests are located around the voice, listening and the moving image in contemporary art. He studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster in Belfast and completed his PhD there in 2010 under supervision from Profs. Willie Doherty and Kerstin Mey.


Dr Sandra Johnston
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

Professor Rona Lee
Professor of Fine Art
PhD Fine Art Practice (by publication) Oxford Brookes University; MA Fine Art and Performance (inter and cross-disciplinary, theoretical studies) Wimbledon School of Art; PG Dip Performance Design / Direction, University of Wales, Cardiff; BA Hons English/ Drama Goldsmiths College, University of London.
An artist and specialist in critically engaged fine art practices, I work in an eclectic and 'expanded' manner, combining different media - performance, photography, sculpture and video - with techniques... more>>

Tom O'Sullivan
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art
MFA, Glasgow School of Art, BA Fine Art, University of Leeds
I share a collaborative practice with Joanne Tatham who is also a colleague at Northumbria University. Together we produce staged situations, which encourage a viewer to actively reflect on the experience... more>>

Dr Justin Perry
Enterprise Fellow
BA(Hons), PhD
Dr Justin Perry is a University Enterprise Fellow, and is keen to facilitate the interface between universities and industry. Justin is a level tutor for the Chemistry degrees at Northumbria University... more>>

Dr Joanne Tatham
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art 
BA Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee; MFA at Glasgow School of Art; PhD at the University of Leeds
I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer (0.5) in Fine Art at Northumbria University in 2011. I worked as a Research Fellow (0.5) at Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen from 2003-2011... more>>

Dr Charis Theodorakopoulos
BA/Diploma in Conservation 1998, PhD Royal College of Art 2005
During my PhD, I investigated the laser cleaning of painted works of art in collaboration with the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser at the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas in Crete... more>>


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