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Undergraduate Learning and Teaching Director (School of Design)


K01, North-East Studio Building


Having worked in professional practice as an Architect involved in predominantly interiors projects and as a specialist lighting consultant for 20 years Gillian has experience in collaborative international projects working with James Turrell, Jean Nouvel Architects, Zaha Hadid Architects, Jean Michel Wilmotte and many others. Now teaching and researching Gillian is involved full-time with the ECA Interiors programme.


Interiors undergraduate course and Lighting for Spaces elective course.


Research focusses on architectural lighting and pedagogical approaches in interior design. Explorations have developed new approaches for lighting pedagogy within architecture and interior design courses.

Current PhD students

PhD Supervision Topics

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Daylight and well-being
  • Interior Design
  • Projection mapping
  • Design Pedagogy

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