UCLan appoints new Dean of Arts and Media

10 March 2023

Professor Peter Lloyd ARE will join UCLan in the coming weeks

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is delighted to announce that Professor Peter Lloyd ARE is joining the University as the new Dean of Arts and Media.

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in education and has taught, led and managed a whole range of courses during this time. Peter joins us from Solent University where he was recently an Emeritus Professor and before that Dean for the Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering and formerly Director for the School of Art, Design and Fashion at the same institution, as well as a variety of other roles.

Peter is an active researcher and an experienced peer reviewer for publications, conferences and symposia. He is a founding member of ‘Illustration Research’, a network of national and international institutions created to generate critical thinking and writing around the area of Illustration. He is also an active External Examiner and has worked with a number of HE institutions as a consultant, primarily around the opportunities available to Universities in mapping practice based curriculums to non-traditional spaces and delivery approaches.

In 2020 Peter’s contribution to the arts was recognised by being proposed and elected as a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Peter sits on the council of this Royal Chartered Society and was appointed in 2021 as co-chair of the society’s committee for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity.

Since graduating with a Masters in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London in 2000, where he received the prestigious Augustus Martin award and a British Airways travel scholarship, Peter has shown nationally and internationally and is collected widely in the UK, Canada, China, Germany, Korea and the USA. His international activity in the production, research and education of the arts has earned him Visiting Professorship’s at the Shanghai Institute of Design and the China Academy of Art; 1 of only 2 westerners to have ever received this honour since the Academy was founded in 1928.

Peter will start his new role in the coming weeks.