Dr Natalie Garrett Brown appointed as LSBU’s new Dean of the School of Arts and Creative Industries
London South Bank University (LSBU) is delighted to announce that Dr Natalie Garrett Brown has been appointed as the new of the Dean of the School of Arts and Creative Industries and will take up her new role in September 2022.
Dr Natalie Garrett Brown is a higher education dance practitioner, teacher, researcher and leader who studied at Trinity Laban and London Contemporary Dance School and completed her doctoral studies at Roehampton University. Dr Garrett Brown’s practice and research interests are situated within feminist understandings of embodied subjectivity (about how self and perception are encompassed in a physical body) and the ways in which Somatic Practices (i.e. the Alexander Technique) can inform education, performance making, creativity, writing and digital cultural practices. Natalie is a founding editor of the Dance and Somatic Practices Journal. She was one of the co-investigators of 3-year £355,000 UK Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research project, ‘Sensing the City: an Embodied Documentation and Mapping of the Changing Uses and Tempers of Urban Place.
Dr Natalie Garrett Brown is Chair of DanceHE a representative body for UK academics in higher education who teach and research Dance and is a founding member of Enter & Inhabit a site responsive arts project and Coventry Dance
Dr Natalie Garrett Brown will move to LSBU from her current role as Interim Dean for the School of Arts and Creative Industries at the University of East London (UEL).
Professor Tara Dean, LSBU Provost said: “We are very proud that Dr Natalie Garrett Brown has been appointed as the new Dean of LSBU’s School of Arts and Creative Industries. Natalie is a leader in the arts and creative industries in the UK as Chair of the representative body for academics in higher education who teach and research Dance in the UK, DanceHE.
“In the last six months our brilliant students and staff from LSBU’s Arts and Creative Industries School have won prestigious awards including a Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Award in May, a Royal Television Society (RTS) Award in April, an ‘Olivier Award in April and a National Student Film Award in December. We are all looking forward to working with Natalie to teach our students the advanced skills they need for successful careers in the arts and creative industries in the UK and around the world.”
Dr Natalie Garrett Brown, LSBU’s new Dean of the Arts and Creative Industries School from September 2022, said: “I am honoured to be joining LSBU as the new Dean of the Arts and Creative Industries School from September 2022. I very much look forward to working with staff and students from across the LSBU Group 2022 to support the continued development of the School of Arts and Creative Industries at LSBU ensuring graduates remain leaders and innovators of the creative and arts sectors.”