Our first-rate academic staff are dedicated to providing you with an exciting and challenging experience as you discover the history of art from antiquity to the present. The Courtauld has a teaching staff of about 30, including six conservation teachers, covering a broad spectrum of the history of art and architecture. While they have a wide range of approaches to the study of the history of art, all share a commitment to the close examination of individual works. The teaching of the BA programme also helps students to engage with broader issues of theory and methodology. All students are allocated a Personal Tutor to assist them throughout the degree, and who usually provides the first point of contact for academic and personal issues. Students also have access to an Academic Support Tutor who can help with time management, research skills, reading techniques and other study skills. Further help with essay writing is provided by two Royal Literary Fund Fellows. The Fellows are published authors who offer students help with all aspects of writing, and do so in a friendly and confidential fashion.

Academic staff

Professor Deborah Swallow

Märit Rausing Director

Professor Alixe Bovey FSA FRHistS

Dean and Deputy Director; Head of Research

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Professor Jo Applin

Professor in the History of Art; Head of History of Art Department

Rebecca Arnold

Senior Lecturer in History of Dress & Textiles

Professor Caroline Arscott

Professor of 19th-century British Art

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Sussan Babaie

Professor in the Arts of Iran and Islam

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Pippa Balch

Lecturer, Conservation and Technology

Dr Thomas Balfe

Associate Lecturer

Dr Jessica Barker

Lecturer in Medieval Art History

Professor Aviva Burnstock

Professor of Conservation

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Martin Caiger-Smith

Head of MA Curating the Art Museum

Dr Esther Chadwick

Lecturer in Art History

Esther Chadwick

Professor David Peters Corbett

Professor of American Art and Director of the Centre for American Art

Maureen Cross

Lecturer, Conservation and Technology

Professor Antony Eastmond

A. G. Leventis Professor in the History of Byzantine Art

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Dr Pia Gottschaller

Senior Lecturer, Conservation

Dr Klara Kemp-Welch

Reader in 20th Century Modernism; Head of MA History of Art

Dr Caroline Levitt

Lecturer and Graduate Diploma Programme Coordinator

Dr Emily Mann

Lecturer in Early Modern Art

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Professor Susie Nash

Deborah Loeb Brice Professor of Renaissance Art

Dr Scott Nethersole

Reader in Italian Renaissance Art, 1400-1500

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Dr Austin Nevin FIIC

Head of Conservation

Dr Tom Nickson

Senior Lecturer in Medieval Art & Architecture

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Professor Gavin Parkinson

Professor in Modern Art

Dr Guido Rebecchini

Associate Dean for Students (2019-2021) and Reader in Sixteenth-Century Southern European Art

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Clare Richardson

Lecturer, Conservation and Technology

Dr Robin Schuldenfrei

Tangen Senior Lecturer in 20th-century Modernism (on research leave, Henkel Stiftung)

Professor Katie Scott

Professor in the History of Art

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Professor Julian Stallabrass

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art

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Professor Christine Stevenson

Professor of Early Modern Art and Architecture

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Dr Wenny Teo

Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art; Head of Admissions

Sibylla Tringham

Lecturer, Conservation of Wall Painting

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Dr Stephen Whiteman

Head, Research Degrees Programme; Senior Lecturer, Art and Architecture of China

Tom Wilkinson

Lecturer in the History of Art

Professor Sarah Wilson

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art

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Professor Joanna Woodall

Professor in the History of Art

Research Fellows

Associate Lecturers

Dr Costanza Beltrami

Associate Lecturer

Dr Boris Čučković Berger

Associate Lecturer in the History of Modern and Contemporary Art

Saida Bondini

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Dr Irene Brooke

Lecturer in Renaissance Art

Jasmine Chohan

PhD Student; Associate Lecturer

Emily Christensen

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Dr Marie Collier

Associate Lecturer

Dr Edwin Coomasaru

Associate Lecturer; Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-19; PhD 2014-18

Dr Edwin Coomasaru

Maggie Crosland

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Samuel Dawson

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Tom Day

Lecturer in American Art

Dr Allison Deutsch

Associate Lecturer

Dr Katie Faulkner

Study Support Programme Co-ordinator and Associate Lecturer

Dr Lara Frentrop

Associate Lecturer

Dr Barbara Furlotti

Associate Lecturer

Dr Albert Godetzky

Associate Lecturer

Dr Theo Gordon

Teaching Assistant

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Leah Gouget-Levy

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Dr Kate Grandjouan

Associate Lecturer

Dr Susan Green

Associate Lecturer

Lydia Hansell

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Dr Catherine Howe

Associate Lecturer

Dr Thomas Hughes

Associate Lecturer

Dr Nayun Jang

Associate Lecturer

Dr Nicola Jennings

Associate Lecturer

Dr Zehra Jumabhoy

Visiting Lecturer

Dr Elizabeth Kutesko

Associate Lecturer

Teresa Lane

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Kyle Leyden

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Emily Markham

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

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Emma Merkling

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Dr Maria Mileeva

Lecturer in Russian Art

Natasha Morris

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Dr Natalia Murray

Associate Lecturer

Dr Mellie Naydenova-Slade

Associate Lecturer

Dr Geoffrey Nuttall

Associate Lecturer

Janet O'Brien

PhD candidate

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Dr Oliver O'Donnell

Associate Lecturer

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Dr Jacek Olender

Associate Lecturer

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Anna Opara

Associate Lecturer, Dutch language teacher

Dr John Renner

Associate Lecturer

Dr Josepha Richard

Associate Lecturer

Dr Niccola Shearman

Associate Lecturer

Anya Smirnova

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Rachel Stratton

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Dr Jonathan Vernon

Associate Lecturer

Scott Wakeham

Latin language teacher

Dr Giulia Martina Weston

Associate Lecturer

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Mariana Zegianini

Associate Lecturer