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Winchester School of Art

Executive Team

Our Executive Team shapes our ambitious plans for continued growth and makes sure that our range of programmes and pathways are innovative and relevant to the creative industries. We believe that enhancing your student experience is at the heart of the development of academic programmes, campuses and resources.

The team are focused on maintaining the already high standards that distinguish our research and teaching, as well as keeping Winchester School of Art at the forefront of developments in art and design higher education.

Professor Ed D'Souza
Head of School

Tim Metcalf
Deputy Head of School (Education) / Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Professor Sunil Manghani
Deputy Head of School (Research)

Dr Yasmin Sekhon
Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Kay May
Director of External Affairs

Head of School
Professor Ed D'Souza

Ed D'Souza is Head of Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton where he is Professor of Critical Practice in the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media. He has an international personal practice and research agenda that lies in the cross-cultural interactions of the overlapping areas of design and creative/cultural production, visual art, cultural study and social science with a sustained focus through projects and engagement in India and China.

His approach is to work collaboratively with other practitioners, writers, academics, institutions and students through a practice that considers wider ideas of the interchange and tensions between identity, location and context. He has recently helped conceive and launched as Chairman Digital Suzhou: International Festival of Digital Arts, Culture and Creativity in April 2018 and is currently launching a new Sino-UK Creative Industries Hub at WSA in conjunction with Suzhou Government in China.

For more information about Ed's research please visit this page.

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