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Executive team

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Championing creative thinking and interdisciplinary practice

The executive team steer the direction of the School: they safeguard the student experience; shape the development of new courses; and drive research activity to deliver valuable socio-economic benefits.

Our staff are experienced academics and practitioners: artists, curators, designers, digital developers, editors, photographers and producers. Visit People Finder to see a full staff list for the School.


Prof. Janet Jones

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries
Job title: Dean, School of Arts and Creative Industries
Telephone: 020 7815 5775

Professor Janet Jones is Dean of the School of Arts and Creative Industries. An authority on the media industry, Janet spent 15 years at the BBC as series editor for ‘BBC for Business’. Janet’s research and publications span digital journalism, journalism and democracy, and more recently the potential of news games and playable documentary to change the way users interact with the news agenda.


Dr Jenny Owen

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries
Job title: Director of Education and Student Experience
Telephone: 020 7815 5892

Dr Owen is Director of Education and Student Experience. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Media and Cultural Studies and supervises PhD theses.


Chris Elliott

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Film and Media
Job title: Head of Film and Media
Telephone: 020 7815 5791

Chris Elliott leads the Division of Film and Media in the School of Arts and Creative Industries. His research interests are focused on film music, music as drama, and audio and visual specularity and immersion in film practice.


Gill Foster

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Head of Arts and Performance; Course Director, BA Drama and Performance
Telephone: 020 7815 5419

Gill's research interests are in the exploration of inter-cultural performing arts practice in education and, in particular, developing new methodologies for delivering language and cultural education through drama and movement practices.


Prof. Lizzie Jackson

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Creative Technologies
Job title: Director of Research, Head of Creative Technologies
Telephone: 020 7815 5471

Professor Jackson (PhD, FRSA), leads the Division of Creative Technologies. She researches into emerging forms of public service media and is also an advisor to the Council of Europe and the UK Intellectual Property Office.


Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Arts and Performance
Job title: Director of External Development and Enterprise, Head of Creative Industries
Telephone: 020 7815 5478

Dr Chatzichristodoulou studies the intersections between performance and new technologies, investigating innovative performance paradigms. She is also interested in issues of curation, social engagement, public policy, and funding in relation to live art and media art practices.


 
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