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

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; Graduate Diploma Programme Coordinator

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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

Tom Day

Lecturer in American Art and Interim Programme Manager, Centre for American Art

Professor Antony Eastmond

AG Leventis Professor of Byzantine Art History

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Dr Pia Gottschaller

Senior Lecturer

Dr Klara Kemp-Welch

Reader in 20th Century Modernism

Dr Caroline Levitt

Senior Lecturer; Head of History of Art Department

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 Reader 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

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

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

Professor Dorothy Price

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

Dr Ben Pollitt

Lecturer in the History of Art

Research Fellows

Associate Lecturers