Andrew Dewdney is a research professor in the Department of Arts, Media and English and a member of the Management Group of the Centre for Media and Cultural Research. He is the Principal Investigator and Director of Tate Encounters: Britishness and Visual Cultures, a collaborative research project with Tate Britain and University of the Arts.
Andrew joined London Southbank University in 2000 as Head of the Department of Arts, Media and English and successfully led the development of the academic programme until 2007. Before joining LSBU he was Head of the School of Media Arts at Newport School of Arts and Design at the University of Wales. (1993-2000). Prior to that he was Director of Photography and Exhibition at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol (1990-1993). He chaired the Photography Panel for the Arts Council of Great Britain for four years and was also a member of the Visual Arts Panel. He co-directed and co-wrote the CD-ROM Silver to Silicon, an interactive critical history of photography at ARTEC.
He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Southwark Theatres Education Partnership, which works to promote the involvement of young people in Drama and Theatre in Southwark. He is a member of the Directors Group of the South Bank Cultural Consortium for London. He is a Director and Chair of the Board of DA2, the Digital Arts Development Agency, which promotes exploration of new media art forms. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the academic refereed journal ‘Photographies’. He has a wide experience as an External Examiner and member of Validation Panels and is currently an External Examiner for the MA Media, Culture and Communication at the Institute of Education, University of Central London.
Trained in Fine Art and Art Theory at the Royal College of Art he went on to co- found the Cultural Studies Department at the Cockpit Arts Workshop in the mid 1970s.