Sophia Phoca

Dean of Art, Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
University of the Arts London

In my current role as UAL Dean of Art, and Previously Head of School in Fine Art and Photography at UCA, my experience of managing the complex interrelationship between leading a strong academic strategy, while also managing teams through change, is substantial. I have achieved a significant amount of course development in both roles, successfully leading numerous course reviews.

My work as a fine art critic and my research in identity politics (stemming from the experience of coming to Britain as the young child of political exiles), inform my professional role and ambition to ensure that inclusivity, social justice and sustainability are foregrounded.

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