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Staff Profiles

Here you’ll find all you need to know about the staff that work here and what they do.

Academic Staff

Our academic staff are expert leaders in teaching, innovation and research within art, media and performance. Take a look at our teams across Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate below.


Matt Theodore

Course Leader Foundation Diploma (Media) – Preparation for HE

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Joshua Read

Course Leader Foundation Diploma (Art and Design) – Preparation for HE

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Rachel Williams

Course Leader - International Foundation Diploma (IFD) – Preparation for HE

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Simon Frend

Pathway Leader/Senior Lecturer – Preparation for HE


Claire Flexen

Pathway Leader – Preparation for HE

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Hester Poole

Lecturer – Preparation for HE

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Roland Dry

Pathway Leader – Preparation for HE


Demeter Dykes

Lecturer – Preparation for HE

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Stephanie Horan

Pathway Leader (Graphics) – Preparation for HE


Rachel Larkins

Lecturer – Preparation for HE

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Lauren Foster

Lecturer BA (Hons) Photography – Photography

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Kevin Lawton

Senior Technician – Preparation for HE

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Lindsay Moore

Technician Demonstrator – Preparation for HE

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Marcus Voss

Technician Demonstrator – Preparation for HE

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Perri Scott

Technician Demonstrator – Preparation for HE

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Caroline Johnson

Visiting Lecturer

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Rob Amey

Visiting Lecturer

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Lucy Turner

Lucy Turner is an artist and video editor based in Bournemouth.

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Emma Lay

Lecturer - English for Academic Purposes – Student Services

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Trevor Herndon

Lecturer - English for Academic Purposes – Student Services

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Denise Poote

Visiting Tutor


Katherine Piercey

Katharine Piercey

Katharine trained as an Actor Musician at Rose Bruford College and has an MA with Distinction in Devised Performance from the University of.

David O'shea

David’s areas of specialism include: The Stanislavsky System, Method Acting, Shakespeare, Acting for Camera and Acting through Song.

Kenneth Robertson

MA (Performance). Cert. Ed. Art and Drama. Ken has worked as an actor with The Young Vic, The Royal Shakespeare Company


Jonny Hoskins

Jonny studied Drama at Manchester University and trained with Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He has over 20 years experience as an actor, movement

Craig Norman

Craig has worked as an actor, playwright and director. He trained at the University Of Glamorgan/Welsh College of Music and Drama

Dr Petronilla Whitfield

Associate Professor Petronilla trained as an actress at Arts Educational Schools. She has an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central

John Camble

John trained at the New College of Speech and Drama and has worked extensively in Stage and Production Management for over 30 years.

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Megan Purdie

Megan trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the Guildford School of Acting. She teaches on the Acting 1&2

Dr Rebecca Savory Fuller

Becca is a performer-deviser with over ten years’ professional experience, specialising in site-based, interactive and immersive theatre.


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Dr Thomas Walsh

Thomas Walsh graduated from the European School of Classical Animation at Ballyfermot Senior College, Dublin in 1994.

Dorian Tekelsen

Born in Tarp, Denmark, Dorian came to the UK to study animation in 2000. After finishing her BA (Hons) in Animation Production at the then

Ian House

Having spent the last decade living in California and New Zealand, helping to create some of the biggest blockbusters of recent time,

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Ceri Miles

Ceri Miles is a technician demonstrator at AUB and enjoys supporting and working closely with students across all year groups in Animation

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Mark Collington

Mark graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth (1999), and completed his formal animation studies at the Royal College of Art (2001)

Richard Smith

Originally trained as a graphic designer, Richard moved into the newly emerging field of computer animation and successfully undertook

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Paul Ward

Paul Ward is the Course Leader for MA Animation Production and a Professor of Animation Studies

Tim Holleyman

Tim graduated from The Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2004. He went on to work at EA games as an animator on the Harry Potter franchise.

Commercial Photography

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Conrad Tracy

As Course Leader Conrad has written and developed one of the most exciting and successful photography degree’s in the country. Conrad is

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David Ellison

As a Senior Lecturer in Photography, David began his career as an assistant to Brian Griffin and Craig McDean. A professional photographer

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Andrew Cope

Andy has undertaken photographic commissions since 1985, working alongside other professionals to broaden his knowledge.

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Anne Edwardes

BA (Hons), PGCE (HE), HEA Fellow, member of APHE and the IFL. Anne is currently studying for an MA in Photography here at the AUB.

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Eugenia Ivanissevich

Eugenia Ivanissevich trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art (2006) and then at the Royal College of Art

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Martin Coyne

Martin is a regularly commissioned filmmaker and published photographer specialising in documentary work and portraiture. He is able to use

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Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke

MA, FBIPP. Senior Lecturer in Photography & Research Fellow. AoP Gold Award Winner 2010

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Richard Lloyd Lewis

With over 10 years experience working as a photographer and art director, Richard has worked for clients in the Advertising, Music / Design

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Sian Gouldstone

Sian is a photographer and sociologist and is currently researching her PhD at Goldsmiths College, London, from where she also received an

Costume/Performance Design and Film Costume

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Rebecca Pride

BA (Hons), Hdip (Slade) PGCE Rebecca joined AUB in 2005 and became course leader for BA Costume and Performance Design in 2009.

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Adele Keeley

Adele joined the AUB in 2001 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2006. In that time, she has continued to develop her professional practice

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Bunny Winter

Bunny’s background is in theatre, film and television. She spent a number of years as a Wardrobe Mistress for various productions in the

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Katerina Lawton

BA (Hons), PGCE Katerina trained in tailoring, costume making and designing. She is an expert historical cutter has a particular interest

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Mandy Barrington

MA, PGCE Textile artist, costume maker and international ambassador for the AUB. Mandy is currently researching the use of digital

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Sarah Magill

MA, BA (Hons), PGCE Sarah trained in costume design and interpretation and has been teaching for seven years. She specialises in costume cut

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Wayne Martin

BA (Hons), Cert Ed Wayne has worked in the theatre and film industry for over 20 years as a costume cutter and interpreter.

Creative Events Management

Phil Beards

As Course Leader and Principal Lecturer, Phil has over 30 years experience teaching in Higher and Further Education.

Chris Huxley

Chris Huxley started his career in student and fringe drama before going on to fulfil many and varied roles in arts management ranging from

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Cathy John

Cathy John is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Theory and Policy on the Creative Events Management BA (hons) course.

Creative Writing

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Dr James Cole

James attended the University of Southampton where he undertook a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing.

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Dr Lauren Hayhurst

Lauren is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Arts University Bournemouth.

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Dr Natalie Scott

Natalie Scott is an internationally published poet from the North East of England.


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Jane White

Jane has a strong interest in collaborative arts projects and opportunities for dance in education at all levels. As an experienced

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Jenna Hubbard

Jenna Hubbard joined AUB in September 2015 as a Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Dance programme. Jenna is a dance artist with an interest in


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Franziska Conrad

Franziska founded her design studio in 2005 which has since grown into INHERENTLY GOOD DESIGN, a platform allowing her to create

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Dr. Christian Mclening

Dean of the School of Art, Design and Architecture with a research interest in product design and design methodology

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Will Strange

Will is a senior lecturer at The Arts University Bournemouth, part of the BA (Hons) Modelmaking programme, with particular interest in

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Peter Philips

Peter’s early design experience was gained working for 3 leading UK consultancies before arriving at tangerine. His work with Nick Butler

Fashion/Fashion Branding and Communication

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Iain Archer

After graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA Fashion Menswear Iain Archer originally worked in London as a designer

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Karen Ryan

With over 20 years experience as a commercial fashion designer in the womens wear sector Karen has been extremely fortunate to work in many

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Amy Johns

Senior Lecturer – Fashion Branding and Communication

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Elena Crehan

After graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Textiles for Fashion under Professor Louise Wilson, Elena has worked as a

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Esther Yarnold

Esther’s practice focuses on collaboration and co-production across many fields including publication and zine, branding, illustration

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Rebecca Warbis

Rebecca Warbis has worked as a Food Photographer and Videographer with an array of UK based clients, including Deliveroo, Marie Claire and

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Penelope Norman

Penny began her path to a career in fashion here at AUB, studying Art Foundation in 1999. She went on to study a BA Hons in Womenswear

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Anna Konig

Having completed her first degree at Sussex University, Anna studied design at Central Saint Martins and the London College of Fashion.

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Gillian Kelly

Technician Demonstrator Gill Kelly has had a varied career in fashion over many years working for different companies in pattern cutting.

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Alex Greatwich

Alex is an Image & Communication Technical Demonstrator for BA Fashion. With 7 years of industry knowledge and experience using the Adobe

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Hamza Hussain

Technician Demonstrator – Fashion

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Kristian Ostvik

Technician Demonstrator

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Sarah Thorne

Technician Demonstrator – School of Art, Design and Architecture

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Aston Baker

Technician Demonstrator (Digital Print)

Film Production

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Dr. Jonathan Carr

Jonathan became Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Film Production course at AUB in April 2017

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Clare Cahill

Producer Clare Cahill is a lecturer in film production and is also a working independent producer. Clare initially qualified in

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Marek Budzynski

Marek began working in the film industry in 1979, having graduated from the Royal College of Art Film School in 1983

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Babak Jani

Cinematographer Babi who joined the AUB film production team in January 2017 has worked in camera and lighting department since 2006

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Mark Sheldon

Director Mark is Senior Lecturer in Directing on the BA (Hons) Film Production course at AUB. A passionate filmmaker, Mark

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Robert Hardcastle

Rob is Senior Lecturer in Film Sound at AUB where he teaches the theoretical, conceptual and technical aspects of sound across the BA and MA

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Dr. Romana Turina

Screenwriter Romana Turina is a screenwriter, filmmaker and historian. She taught screenwriting at the University of York

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Dr. Andrew Vallance

Andrew Vallance is a filmmaker, writer and curator. He has shown work at Rotterdam, Onedotzero, Locarno, film festivals and Whitechapel

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Thomas Strudwick

Production Executive Tom has worked extensively in development, acquisitions, production, business affairs, sales

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Witold Stok

Cinematographer | Documentary Director Films include the.

Fine Art

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Richard Waring

The student experience and ensuring excellent teaching and learning takes place is always at the heart of my planning; I have over 20 years

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Andy Weir

MA(Hons), MFA(Goldsmiths), PGCert Andy Weir studied Masters degrees in Fine Art and in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of

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Paul Finnegan

Studied Fine Art – Sculpture at Central St. Martin’s College of Art. He is a practicing artist with an extensive exhibiting history

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Harry Meadows

Based in London, Harry Meadows is an artist working across media and exhibiting internationally. Since gaining an AHRC award and completing

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Associate Prof. Dominic Shepard

BA (Hons), MA (Chelsea School Of Art), PGCE Born in England in 1966 Dominic Shepherd studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art at both BA

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Simón Granell

BA (Hons), MA (Slade School of Art), PGCE, Associate Lecturer & Level 5 Co-ordinator Born in England in 1964, Simón Granell studied fine art

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Dr Colin Perry

Dr Colin Perry is course leader for Art & Design History at AUB. He is an art historian, critic and editor.

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Sarah Rowles

Sarah is an arts education researcher that has conducted pedagogic research for The Higher Education Academy, The Council for Higher

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Maddison Collymore

Intern (Graduate in Residence) – Fine Art

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Emily Hawes

Emily Hawes is a Technical Demonstrator for BA & MA Fine Art, specialising in painting practice. She has been working to improve the

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Rose Leyshon

Technician Demonstrator – Fine Art

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Mark Langston

Technician Demonstrator – Fine Art

Graphic Design

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Marion Morrison

Marion gained her MA in Graphic Design at The Royal College of Art and a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design at Middlesex University. As Senior

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Alice Stevens

Since graduating from the RCA Alice’s industry background has been mainly in television, particularly the design and direction of title

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Dr Kirsten Hardie

Kirsten trained as a Design Historian and Graphic Designer. She is a National Teaching Fellow – an experienced award-winning teacher.

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Gabrielle Hass

Gabrielle graduated from Gwent College of Higher Education (now University of Wales) with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design in 1989. Since then she

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Andy Vella

Andy Vella works as a professional designer, photographer and artist producing book jackets, corporate identities and conceptual album

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Ralph Klewitz

Ralph’s career path can be dived into two parts. During his first twenty plus years, he worked in the creative industry, and since 2005

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Mark Osbourne

Background in digital media development focused on cultural/heritage sectors. Current interests include digital preservation, post internet,

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Marten Sims

Marten has been responsible for a diversity of roles over a career spanning 15 years and three continents. He’s worked as a course

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Daniela Mela

After achieving a “Web Designer” professional qualification and a degree in “New Media and Art”, Daniela started to work as Graphic/Web.

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Natalie Carr

Natalie joined the Graphic Design team as a Technical Demonstrator in 2018 after having successfully graduated from the course with First

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Alex Greatwich

Alex is an Image & Communication Technical Demonstrator for BA Fashion. With 7 years of industry knowledge and experience using the Adobe