Former research students

Influential careers: former research students

Kingston School of Art postgraduate researchers have pursued a range of diverse careers. Here are just a few examples from the last seven years:

Contemporary Art Research Centre

  • Anat Ben-David is currently working with the Stanley Picker Gallery to develop the opera ‘KAIROS'; and Arnaud Desjardin has established the publishing imprint Everyday Press.
  • Emma Hart is a lecturer Central St Martins and also a recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2016.

Centre for Research Through Design

  • In industry, Ninela Ivanova is the Creative Designer at PeaceHelix Ltd. She was invited by the founder specifically because her PhD research on design probes inspired the company's new product range.
  • Regina Peldszus is a Research Associate at German Aerospace Centre working on European policy and R&D aspects of infrastructure related to Space Debris and Space Surveillance & Tracking.

Modern Interiors Research Centre

  • Olivia Fryman is Research Curator at Historic Royal Palaces.
  • Academic teaching careers have been followed by Lyanne Holcombe at the University of Southampton and Harriet Mckay at Royal College of Art.

Visual and Material Culture Research Centre

  • Karima Al Shomely is a practising artist who recently selected and exhibited at International Abu Dhabi Art Fair.
  • Lina Stergiou is founder and director of LS/Architecture & Strategies, a practice that focuses on active research and inventive design.

Academic alumni

These include:

  • Rahat Masud, Principal of College of Art and Design, Punjab University
  • Rosalind Mckever, who was Research Fellow, Metropolitan Museum, New York, and is now teaching at University of Sussex
  • Alice Planel is Visiting Lecturer at Sothebys and Deputy Editor of the Fine Art Journal Middle East
  • Sarah Zaidan was Research Fellow at metaLAB, Harvard University and is now tenured Assistant Professor, at Emerson College, Boston USA
  • Jane Wildgoose is Curator, writer and Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Life Writing Research, King's College London.