Researchers and research students


Visiting Professors and Associate Researchers

  • Professor Alice Friedman
  • Professor Charles Rice
  • Catherine Ince, Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Ana María Fernández García, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Dr Emma Ferry, Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Lisa Hockemeyer, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Dr Rebecca Preston, Royal Holloway
  • Dr Paula Lupkin, University of North Texas, USA
  • Dr Anca Lasc, Pratt Institute
  • Dr Catharine Rossi
  • Dr Sorcha O'Brien

Research students

Current research students

  • Ben Angwin  Repositioning The Omega Workshops: Modern Patrons and Modern Markets
  • Pete Collard  The Uses of Film in Architecture Exhibitions: Exploring a Dialectical Relationship
  • Muireann Charleton - Irish Contemporary Craft Exhibitions: Shaping Perceptions of Irish Design
  • Tracey Dalton – Design principles in Irish pub design (1950 to 2000). An indigenous and international study (PhD).
  • Laura Elliott - Modernising the Victoria and Albert Museum: Transatlantic Exchanges in Museum Development from 1900 to 1955
  • Andrea Foffa  Exhibition design and 'allestimento' as practice for research and contamination: the context of Italian architects, 1960-1980
  • Felicity Hall  The professionalisation of floral design in London 1935 to 1960
  • Neville Knott – TV Interior Design and Irish Domestic Interiors
  • Alison Kowalski  Pipsan Saarinen Swanson (1905–1979), Designer of Modern Furnishings: With Special Reference to the Period 1929–1955
  • Kerry Meakin – Pioneers of Department Store Display, Design and Practice in the UK and Ireland (1909-1959)
  • Charlotte Samuels - Denise Wren and the Knox Guild of Design and Craft: Shifting the story of interwar studio ceramics from pot to process
  • Catherine Sidwell – The significance of nature and the representation of birds in C.F.A. Voysey's decorative designs for the English domestic interior (1890-1910)
  • Vanessa Vanden Berghe – Looking-beyond-Seeing: Imagining the Interior Designs of Oliver Hill