Executive team

Championing creative thinking and interdisciplinary practice

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.


Lucy Brown

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Film and Media
Job title: Associate Professor; Head of Film
Telephone: 020 7815 5895

Lucy is Head of Film and an award-winning academic, educator and practitioner with an international reputation as an expert in film, television and screen production. She holds a prestigious Master of Arts in Cinema and Television from the British Film Institute/University of London. She has credits on multiple BAFTA and RTS award winning programmes and has filmed around the world for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Nickelodeon and Disney.


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
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.


Alan Lewis

School/Division: Arts and Creative Industries / Creative Technologies
Job title: Head of Creative Technologies