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Winchester School of Art

Executive Team

Our Executive Team shapes our ambitious plans for continued growth and expansion and ensures 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.

All team members have a key area of responsibility in research, education and enterprise and have substantial experience of delivering results-orientated higher education teaching in art and design. In their day-to-day work they ensure they are visible and accessible to staff and students alike.

As we embark on significant investment in our infrastructure and facilities, our team is focused on maintaining our already-high standards that distinguish our research and teaching. They are also committed to keeping Winchester School of Art at the forefront of developments in art and design higher education.

Professor Ed D'Souza 
Head of School
Director of Programme/Head of Department, Graphics, Arts and Media

Head of School
Dr Ed D'Souza

Professor Joanne Roberts
Director of Research

Dr Yasmin Sekhon
Director of PGT Programmes

Tim Metcalf
Director of Undergraduate Programmes

John Hopkins
Director of Student Experience

Kay May
Director of External Affairs


Head of School

Ed is a designer, an artist and an academic whose practice brings together both theoretical and contextual thinking about design and art.

Much of his internationally published work and exhibitions have centered around economic, political and social change focusing on identity, location and context with a critical focus on India's relationship to the West.

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