Our Staff

At CSVPA our lecturers are all practising artists, designers and practitioners, with UK and International experience. Meet some of them below...


Chris Maughan Head of CSVPA

Chris Maughan Head of CSVPA

I have been exhibiting as a visual artist since I was 14 years old gaining my first commission at the age of 15. Over the years I have worked for top advertising agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi, UK publishing houses and magazines including Bloomsbury, Macmillan and The New Statesman.

I have also worked extensively in television as a special effects model maker/ makeup artist creating iconic characters for British television such as "Nobby the Sheep" a stalwart of children's TV for seven years and recently revived for a TV quiz show.



Kevin Hart Academic Director

Kevin Hart Academic Director

Kevin is a Fine Artist with twenty years experience of teaching in Higher Education. Previous roles include senior lecturer for MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

He has exhibited work widely in both group and solo exhibitions at venues such as the National Army Museum in Chelsea, Lethaby Gallery in Holborn and Mall Galleries in Pall Mall.



Jane Herzog Course Director BA Fashion Design & Deputy Head

Jane Herzog Course Director BA Fashion Design & Deputy Head

Jane trained in fashion design at UCA Epsom, graduating in 1981 and went on to complete an MA in Fashion.

She has more than 15 years' experience as a fashion designer for most high street fashion retailers including Top Shop, Miss Selfridge, H&M and Marks & Spencer.

She worked as a fashion designer from 1981 until 1997 and has been lecturing since 1997.



John Blackman Course Director for BA Graphics & Illustration

John Blackman Course Director for BA Graphics & Illustration

John has worked in the UK and internationally as a commercial freelance Illustrator/Designer for over 20 years. John also has an MA in Illustration. Clients served include; Penguin Books, Harper Collins, BBC, Random House, Oxford University Press, Dutton, Ladybird,Scholastics, Usborne, Procter & Gamble, Cadbury Schwepps, Virgin Airways, Macmillan, The Observer, Speedo, Co-op and Cambridge University Press.

He joined CSVPA in 2001 and has seen many students grow into successful graphic designers and illustrators within the supportive environment of CSVPA.



Renata Grant  Course Leader for Foundation

Renata Grant Course Leader for Foundation

A practising photographer for 15 years, Renata has worked both commercially as a commissioned photographer and extensively with young people of all backgrounds in finding outlets for their expressive/creative urge.

Renata has an MA in Photographic Studies, she is also a founder member of the MAPS collective which regularly exhibits in the East of England. Her mixed media work upon environmental themes was nominated for the Citibank Photography Prize.


Jean Stewart Head of Drama & Performing Arts

Jean Stewart Head of Drama & Performing Arts

Jean trained at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Glasgow University and holds an MA in Contemporary Theatre.

She has directed a diverse number of plays throughout her career most recently Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Gogal's The Government Inspector and The Threepenny Opera in the summer of 2008 for the Drama Foundation programme.



Elizabeth Nantais Head of Music

Elizabeth Nantais Head of Music

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Windsor (Canada) in Music Education, as well as two Masters of Music degrees from Arizona State University (Music Direction/Conducting) and New York University (Piano Performance – Collaborative). She has toured as Associate Conductor and Vocal Coach with various musical theatre tours all over the world.



Lara Bjornson Course Leader for Pre-Foundation & A Level Art & Design

Lara Bjornson Course Leader for Pre-Foundation & A Level Art & Design

Lara is the Course Leader for Pre-Foundation and A Level Art & Design Programmes at CSVPA. She holds a first-class BA(Hons) in Surface Pattern and Textile Design from Leeds University and a PGCE in Art and Design. This is combined with work as a freelance Textile Artist and Teacher for the past 10 years.



Alina Popa  Lecturer in Fashion

Alina Popa Lecturer in Fashion

Alina is a lecturer in Fashion Technologies at CSVPA.



Andrew Luetchford  Lecturer in Visual Studies and Life Drawing

Andrew Luetchford Lecturer in Visual Studies and Life Drawing

In addition to being a Visual Studies and Life Drawing lecturer at CSVPA, Andrew is also a Practising Painter and print-maker.


Ann Sun Lecturer in Illustration

Ann Sun Lecturer in Illustration

Ann has a Masters degree in Children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, and a BA(Hons) in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University.

Ann's illustration work has been exhibited at the Cheltenham illustration awards, The Ronald Seale Annual Awards in the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge, D&AD Design Awards 2008, "STRAVAGANZA"and at the Illustration Cupboard in London. She has been shortlisted and won highly recommended at the Cheltenham illustration awards, and has won runner up at the Ronald Searle Annual Award.

Her first book was published by Oxford University Press in 2011, as well as working freelance with Usbourne Publishing House, Jumped-up Games and many more since 2008.



Ben Maughan Lecturer in Moving Image

Ben Maughan Lecturer in Moving Image

Ben is a lecturer in Moving Image on the Art & Design Foundation Programme at CSVPA. Prior to this he Studied Animation at the University of Creative Arts in Surrey specialising in stop-motion animation. He has also worked as a freelance model maker at Complete Fabrication before joining CSVPA. In addition to teaching he is currently also working for an independent production company.



Cassandra Bradnack Lecturer in Applied Craft

Cassandra Bradnack Lecturer in Applied Craft

Cassandra is a practicing Ceramicist specialising in porcelain slipware design. She studied MA Arts Management at Anglia Ruskin University and BA Design Crafts at DeMontfort University where she focused her creativity in Ceramics and Glass.



Christa Barraquias Lecturer in Fashion

Christa Barraquias Lecturer in Fashion

Christa is a Lecturer in Fashion on the CSVPA Art & Design Foundation and Pre-Foundation programmes.



David Bennison Lecturer in Graphics & Illustration

David Bennison Lecturer in Graphics & Illustration

David is a Lecturer in Graphics & Illustration on the CSVPA Art & Design Foundation Programme.



Ian Dickson Lecturer in Music

Ian Dickson Lecturer in Music

Ian Dickson studied music at King’s College, London, holds a PhD in composition from the University of York, and is a part-time PhD student in musicology at the University of Cambridge. His music has been performed by, among others, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (also broadcast on Radio 3), the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne of Montreal and the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble. He teaches composition, theory, music history, analysis, and piano to sixth-form and university students.



Issam Kourbaj Lecturer in Fine Art

Issam Kourbaj Lecturer in Fine Art

Issam is a sculptor, painter and theatre designer based in Cambridge. He studied in Damascus under the well-known Syrian artist Fateh Moudarres, before completing his training in St Petersburg and London. Issam also has an MA in Architecture.

Some of his work is in the collections of the Department of Middle East and the Department of Prints & Drawings of the British Museum; he has exhibited on three continents.

Since 1989 he has lived in Cambridge and is now a Bye-Fellow at Christ's College and Artist in Residence there. For the past five years his work has drawn inspiration from the world of science.



Joanne Kay Lecturer in Fashion Design

Joanne Kay Lecturer in Fashion Design

Joanne is a Fashion Design Lecturer at CSVPA. She is a womenswear designer with over 8 years' experience. Holding a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art, she has worked as a Senior Freelance Designer at ASOS and Zara as well as worked at Burberry.



Kat Foreman Course Leader for Short Courses

Kat Foreman Course Leader for Short Courses

Kat is a practising jewellery designer with a background in make-up and special effects for theatre and television. She is trained in specialist casting and prosthetic production specifically working with resin, foam and silicone.

Kat has also been designing and making jewellery for 8 years specialising in small scale silver fabrication in combination with resins and recycled materials.


Louise Flory Lecturer in Fashion

Louise Flory Lecturer in Fashion

Louise is an experienced designer/pattern cutter/maker with a diverse international background that includes industrial experience designing for John Lewis and House of Fraser and the creation of individually crafted garments for specialised outlets, whilst living in the Netherlands and Belgium



Mandy Davies Kent Lecturer in Graphics & Illustration

Mandy Davies Kent Lecturer in Graphics & Illustration

Mandy is a Lecturer in Graphics & Illustration on the CSVPA Art & Design Foundation Programme.



Mandy Doyle Lecturer in Illustration

Mandy Doyle Lecturer in Illustration

Mandy studied at Camberwell College of Art & Design, part of the University of the Arts London group, and has worked as a successful freelance illustrator for 23 years.

Her work has been commissioned by most of the leading publishers in the country and includes high level advertising projects in a range of media. Her love of illustration led her to the MA course in Children's Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University and her work in the local community includes workshops and exhibitions at venues such as Cambridge Corn Exchange.



Paul Morgan Lecturer in Interior Product Design and Architecture

Paul Morgan Lecturer in Interior Product Design and Architecture

Paul is a lecturer in Interior Product Design and Architecture at CSVPA. When not teaching, Paul is also a experienced designer/maker of handmade contemporary furniture.


Peter Buncombe  Lecturer in Photography

Peter Buncombe Lecturer in Photography

Peter is a lecturer in Photography on the CSVPA Art & Design Foundation and Pre-Foundation programmes.



Richard Bray Lecturer in Photography and Sculpture

Richard Bray Lecturer in Photography and Sculpture

Richard is a widely exhibited and commissioned sculptor with an MA in Fine Arts, ARBS. He recently co-operated with scientists to produce work for the Wellcome Trust Genome campus. He teaches Photography, Sculpture and Contextual Studies at CSVPA.


Richard Herzog  Lecturer in Research and Study Skills

Richard Herzog Lecturer in Research and Study Skills

Richard Herzog PhD, MA, BA is a Lecturer in Research and Study Skills at CSVPA.



Stephen Reed Lecturer in Product Design

Stephen Reed Lecturer in Product Design

Stephen's designs have appeared in international exhibitions, books and magazines. Nominated for the Young Designer of the Year in 2006. Completed a commissioned permanent exhibition for London's Somerset House.



Suzanne Allen Lecturer in Theatre Arts

Suzanne Allen Lecturer in Theatre Arts

After studying Theatre Costumes at Wimbledon School of Art in 1987, Suzanne has worked for a variety of Ballet, Opera, Theatre and Dance companies in London and abroad (including the BBC and Royal Opera House) as a Wardrobe Mistress, Wardrobe Supervisor, Freelance Costumier, Milliner and Wigmaker.



Tiina Burton Lecturer in BA Fashion Design

Tiina Burton Lecturer in BA Fashion Design

Tiina graduated with a first class honours degree from London College of Fashion and has been designing and making clothes since she was very young.

Tiina runs her own online business selling clothing and photographic prints. Her photography has been exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in London and at the Pocket Utopia gallery in New York.



Tom Davies Kent  Lecturer in Visual Studies

Tom Davies Kent Lecturer in Visual Studies

Tom is a lecturer in Visual Studies and Life Drawing Lecturer on the CSVPA Art & Design Pre-Foundation Programme.


Vivian Choi  Lecturer in Music

Vivian Choi Lecturer in Music

Vivian studied music at the Royal College of Music and King's College in London, and holds a Doctorate from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has won many awards as a pianist, including the Washington International Competition for Pianists and has performed in the UK, Far East, USA and Europe to favourable reviews.



Amanda Doyle Lecturer in Illustration

Amanda Doyle Lecturer in Illustration

Lecturer in Illustration


Jill Blake Lecturer

Jill Blake Lecturer

Lecturer in ASL


Sheena Davies Lecturer in Graphics

Sheena Davies Lecturer in Graphics

Lecturer in Graphics


Malgorzata Kalbarczyk Academic Programmes Co-ordinator

Malgorzata Kalbarczyk Academic Programmes Co-ordinator

Academic Programmes Co-ordinator


Gillian Ellis Lecturer in A Levels

Gillian Ellis Lecturer in A Levels

Lecturer in A Levels


Andrea Barnard Administrator

Andrea Barnard Administrator

Administrator


Orris Gordon Lecturer in Dance

Orris Gordon Lecturer in Dance

Lecturer in Dance


Tom Marty Lecturer in Drama

Tom Marty Lecturer in Drama

Lecturer in Drama


Joanna Whitehouse Lecturer in Photography

Joanna Whitehouse Lecturer in Photography

Lecturer in Photography.


Rupert Morgan Course Leader Access to Higher Education & Lecturer in Graphics

Rupert Morgan Course Leader Access to Higher Education & Lecturer in Graphics

Course Leader for Access to Higher Education & Lecturer in Graphics.


Michael Alsford Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies

Michael Alsford Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies

Michael is a lecturer in Critical and Contextual studies.


Andrew Foster Lecturer in Illustration

Andrew Foster Lecturer in Illustration

Andrew is a Senior Lecturer in Illustration.


Simon Emery Lecturer in Graphics

Simon Emery Lecturer in Graphics

Simon is a Lecturer in Graphics.


Laura Purseglove Lecturer in Cultural & Contextual Studies

Laura Purseglove Lecturer in Cultural & Contextual Studies

Laura is a Lecturer in Cultural & Contextual Studies.


Alice Maughan Lecturer in Art & Design

Alice Maughan Lecturer in Art & Design

Lecturer in Art & Design


Alina Moat Lecturer in Pattern Cutting

Alina Moat Lecturer in Pattern Cutting

Lecturer in Pattern Cutting


Anya Kuvarzina Lecturer in Graphics

Anya Kuvarzina Lecturer in Graphics

Lecturer in Graphics.


Chloe Ward Lecturer in Fashion

Chloe Ward Lecturer in Fashion

Lecturer in Fashion


Christabel Clark Lecturer in Drama

Christabel Clark Lecturer in Drama

Lecturer in Drama


Emily Starr UCAS Officer

Emily Starr UCAS Officer

UCAS Officer


Gina Tornatore Lecturer in Cultural & Contextual Studies

Gina Tornatore Lecturer in Cultural & Contextual Studies

Lecturer in Cultural & Contextual Studies


Christopher McKay Lecturer in Drama

Christopher McKay Lecturer in Drama

Lecturer in Drama


Rosamund Crowhurst Extra-Curricular Manager

Rosamund Crowhurst Extra-Curricular Manager

Extra-Curricular Manager


Ni (Jenny) Chim Lecturer in Art & Design

Ni (Jenny) Chim Lecturer in Art & Design

Lecturer in Design


Sara Basso de Marc Lecturer in Drama

Sara Basso de Marc Lecturer in Drama

Lecturer in Drama


Anne Saucier Lecturer in Dance

Anne Saucier Lecturer in Dance

Lecturer in Ballet


Dan Cooke Lecturer in Dance

Dan Cooke Lecturer in Dance

Lecturer in Dance for Musical Theatre


Daniel Mahoney Lecturer in Acting

Daniel Mahoney Lecturer in Acting

Lecturer in Acting


Alison Townend Lecturer in Music

Alison Townend Lecturer in Music

Lecturer in Music


Christopher Lane Head of Movement

Christopher Lane Head of Movement

Christopher is the lead movement lecturer at CSVPA and also a freelance theatre director.

His recent directing credits include the London production of the Off-Broadway musical Bright Lights Big City (UK premiere).

Christopher's work as an actor in the greater Toronto area spans 30 years and he holds numerous stage credits as well as film and television experience.

He trained in Canada, and at London's Central School of Speech and Drama graduating with a Master's degree in directing in 2005.

Christopher has an MA in Directing, Bachelor of Education, BA Hons History.



Danielle Phillips Lecturer in Music

Danielle Phillips Lecturer in Music

Lecturer in Music


David Walker Lecturer in Music

David Walker Lecturer in Music

Lecturer in Music


Rebecca Cuthbertson Head of Voice and Text

Rebecca Cuthbertson Head of Voice and Text

Rebecca has an MA in Voice Studies (Central School of Speech and Drama), a Bachelor of Education and a BA Combined Hons in English Literature and Theatre Arts. Most recently she has coached the London production of the Shakespeare/Fletcher play 'Double Falsehood' and the YPS production of 'Hamlet' at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and past coaching included John & Jen (Finborough Theatre), A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (London Premier). Rebecca has also worked at East 15 School of Acting and as a freelance voice, text and dialect coach and is an examiner for RADA Shakespeare Certificates at the Cambridge examination site at CSVPA.


Gabrielle Sutcliffe Lecturer in Music

Gabrielle Sutcliffe Lecturer in Music

Lecturer in Music


Rebecca Moulton Lecturer in Music

Rebecca Moulton Lecturer in Music

Lecturer in Music


Victoria Harrison Lecturer in Music

Victoria Harrison Lecturer in Music

Lecturer in Music