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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.

Foundation

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...

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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...

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Demeter Dykes

Lecturer – Preparation for HE...

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Stephanie Horan

Pathway Leader (Graphics) – Preparation for HE...

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Rachel Larkins

Lecturer – Preparation for HE...

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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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Jason Bascombe

Technician Demonstrator...

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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...

Acting

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...

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...

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Jonny Hoskins

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

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...

Animation

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Dr Thomas Walsh

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

Peter Symons

Peter’s main teaching specialism is the discipline of drawing and visualisation – one of the core skills central to the ethos of this...

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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)...

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Richard Haynes

Richard has been a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Animation Production course since October 2012, and enjoys the challenge of working with

Paul Hilton

Paul lectures in several areas including 2D animation principles, life drawing and in teaching 3D computer animation techniques...

Richard Smith

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

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...

Ian House

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

Dorian Tekelsen

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

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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...

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Carl Reader

Carl joined the animation team in January 2015. While at university he studied Film Production specialising in post-production...

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Callum Howat-Tracy

Technician Demonstrator – Animation Production / Technician Demonstrator – MA Animation Production

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Paul Ward

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

Architecture

Channa Vithana

BA (Hons) Architecture, PGCE Prior to joining the AUB in 2007, Channa Vithana studied architecture at UCE Birmingham and Oxford Brookes and

Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson

Louise is a qualified chartered architect with over ten years of professional experience. She studied architecture at Bath University,

Dr Willem de Bruijn

MSc Architecture (TU Delft), PhD History and Theory of Architecture (UCL, UoL) Willem studied architecture at the University of Technology

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Madalina Voicu

Madalina has completed 5 years of higher education at AUB, as part of a 7 year journey in becoming a qualified architect. At the end of the

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Peter Cook received an Honorary fellowship in 2008. He originally studied architecture at the Bournemouth College of Art (now the AUB) in

Richard Eastham

Richard is a visiting tutor on the architecture course at AUB. He runs the ARC 752 Urban Strategies module undertaken by first year March

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Ben Rowe

Ben is a Structural Engineer and Project Director at Ramboll. He has regular contact with all years of architecture students through

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Rob Harris

Rob is an internationally recognised Acoustic Consultant with ARUP Winchester. Recent projects include the Oslo Opera House. He teaches in

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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Dr. David Ellison

David Ellison began his photography career as an assistant to Brian Griffin and Craig McDean...

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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

MA Photography, BA (Hons) Visual Art, PGCE and Cert Ed. Anne joined AUB in 2001 as a Technician Tutor...

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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...

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Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke

MA Photography Course Leader and winner of The Association of Photographers Lecturer of the Year Award 2020...

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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...

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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...

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Lee Harper

Lee is a fine art photographic digital printmaker - working across BA Photography and Commercial Photography, and MA Photography...

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Rhiannon Evans

Rhiannon is the Senior Technician for MA Commercial Photography, BA (Hons) Commercial Photography and BA (Hons) Photography at AUB...

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Libby Billings

Before joining the team as technician, Libby worked as a visiting tutor...

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Chris Moles

BA (Hons). After a career in engineering, Chris studied photography at AUB. He has contributed to a number of exhibitions...

Costume

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Sarah Magill

Sarah Magill acting Course Leader BA (Hons) Costume and BA (Hons) Performance Design and Film Costume

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Rebecca Pride

Rebecca is the Course Leader for MA Historical Costume...

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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...

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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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Dr. Jon Croose

PhD, MA, Certificate in Newspaper Journalism, BA (Hons) (University of Kent at Canterbury) Jons academic background is in Theatre...

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Alison Hart

BA (Hons), PGCE Alison trained in Fashion and Textile Design, Costume and Millinery and currently works as a Senior Technician...

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Milena Nawrocka

Milena qualified as a seamstress and tailor in Poland and has almost 20 years experience in garment making. She spent 3 years as an...

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Jennifer Ridge

Jennifer trained in Costume with Performance Design. Since then she has worked in the theatre industry mainly in Running Wardrobe...

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Bex Richmond

Technician Demonstrator – School of Art, Design and Architecture...

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Helen Ford

Helen’s background is as a Costume Supervisor and maker with over 20 years of experience within the Theatre and events industries...

Creative Events Management

Phil Beards

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...

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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...

Dance

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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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Ian Dolan

Ian joined AUB in 2018 and comes from a largely vocational background. Having spent the last thirteen years working as a professional...

Claire Benson

Claire Benson

Graduating from the London Studio Centre in 2001, Claire has since enjoyed a spectacular performing career that has taken her across...

Sophie Douglas

Sophie is a visiting lecturer on the BA (Hons) Dance programme at AUB...

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Nicola Lloyd

Nicola joined AUB as a visiting lecturer in 2015 and comes from a wide range of experience in managing, teaching, choreographing and...

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Wayne Sables

Wayne works across several disciplines including digital technologies, film, photography and dance. He is passionate about the power of...

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Daniel Parker

Dan has had a passion for Technical Theatre since the age of 14 and worked at several venues as well as touring around the UK. During...

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Marta Ammendola

Marta is a professional dance artist who has worked within the industry across performance...

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Katie Neal

Katie graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2014 and has had the opportunity to work...

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Jazz Gritt

Jazz Gritt trained at Creative Academy, Ballet Boyz the Dancers...

Design

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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 AUB with particular interest in teaching the skills needed for professional modelmaking...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...