Debbie Hickmott, Design Archives Administrator, is a graduate in Communication Studies with a wide experience of Arts Administration across a variety of media including television, advertising and multimedia production. Her previous role at the Faculty of Arts was as administrator for the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design.
Sirpa Kutilainen (BA Photography, PgDip Conservation), the Design Archives' Preservation and Digital Resources Co-ordinator, started working in the archives in 2002. She works on collection care, preservation and developments in digitisation of archival materials. Her conservation blog can be found through the Design Archives website. Her research interests lie in paper conservation and museology.
Curatorial Director of the University Design Archives, Catherine Moriarty’s work engages with issues that lie at the heart of current research in the humanities – cultural memory, inter-textuality, visual and material culture, particularly sculpture, and the research potential of digital content.
Ellen Taylor, Archives Cataloguer, is responsible for cataloguing the collections to make them easily accessible and available for visiting researchers. Ellen has 10 years experience in Records Management and holds a diploma in Archive Administration as well as a BA in History.
Barbara Taylor (MA Photography) is the Design Archives Digital Data and Social Media Coordinator. She joined the Design Archives in 2002 as Digitisation Technician for projects such as Designing Britain, Look-Here, Mediahub and the Archives Hub pages. Barbara’s photographs are featured in the Faculty of Arts 150th Anniversary book and her work has been exhibited internationally.
Lesley Whitworth is Deputy Curator and Senior Research Fellow in the University of Brighton Design Archives. Her research focuses on twentieth-century Britain and extends from changes in shopping processes and practices; histories of consumer education; domestic material environments; retail and display design; to the emergence of the industrial design profession.