Dr. Elaine Sisson

Academic Lead, IADT Creative Futures Academy

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Elaine is a Cultural Historian and Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture in the Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies, IADT and the Academic Lead for the CFA in IADT. She has extensive experience in academic leadership in art and design education, including academic management, programmatic and institutional review, strategic and curriculum development, teaching and learning, and securing research funding. In 2008, under PRTLI4, she was one of the founding members of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, the first inter-institutional initiative to offer taught doctoral programmes for creative practitioners. In 2018, as part of an IADT team, she won a DELTA award for disciplinary excellence in teaching and learning. She has broadcast and published widely in her research areas of early twentieth century Irish cultural history and visual modernism and is a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s historical studies committee.