Dr Nicky Ryan

Dr Nicky Ryan is Dean of Design at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She has over twenty years' experience of teaching, leadership and management in HE and has a particular interest in teaching design histories, theories and practices through collaborations, curatorial projects, crits and off-site learning. Her undergraduate and postgraduate studies were in the History of Art and Architecture and her PhD thesis examined the relationship between museums and the market. Postdoctoral research has further explored collaborations between business and the arts and the physical spaces in which these relationships are embodied. This interdisciplinary research has resulted in outputs which include book chapters, articles, reviews, and conference papers in relation to contemporary patronage, culture-led regeneration, spatial practices, museums and curating, design futures and art and design pedagogies.