Prof Cheryl Buckley

Cheryl Buckley

arts research University of Brighton

Cheryl Buckley joined the University of Brighton as Professor of Fashion and Design History in 2013. As a design historian who has worked across a number of aspects of design, her appointment strengthened research in fashion and design history. At the same time, it brought additional research leadership to the College of Arts and Humanities and Department of Humanities.

Before taking up this appointment, Cheryl Buckley was Professor of Design History and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In addition to leading research in Visual and Material Culture and bidding successfully for RCUK funding (AHRC BGP 1 in 2008, ESRC Case Studentships in 2008, AHRC CDA in 2012, AHRC Fellowship in 2012), she led and managed research across a large School that included Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She was a founder of the journal Visual Culture in Britain in 2000, and remains on its Advisory Board. Course Leader of BA (Hons) History of Modern Art, Design and Film, MA Cultural History and MA Visual Arts, Cheryl has been involved in subject and course development throughout her career. She led the development of the MA Cultural History in 1998, the MA Humanities Framework in 2002 and the MRes Arts in 2009. She was Director of Postgraduate Studies (Development & Standards) for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences between 2005-7, and led the ‘Culture, Heritage and Identity’ Research group between 2006-7 and ‘Design, Creativity and Digital Media’ University research strand from 2009-2012. In 2006 she became Chair of the Design History Society and in 2011 she became Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Design History.