Ms Lauren Winsor

School: School of Art and Architecture
Position: Course Director, BA Photography


Lauren Winsor is senior lecturer in photography at Kingston University, lecturing across BA and MA courses, on both theoretical and practice based units, as well as supervising on the PhD programme. She previously held positions at the London College of Communication (UAL), University for the Creative Arts and University for the Arts Norwich, and has lead workshops for a number of organisations including PhotoFusion and the V&A.

Lauren received a Masters of Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 2010, for which she was awarded the Leverhulme Trust award for creativity. She is currently a PhD candidate in the school of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex where she holds the SPAH doctoral scholarship. Her thesis, supervised by Dawn Ades, (Title: 'Fictional Flesh: Transformations of Imagery in Bataille, Ubac & Bellmer') explores the themes of metamorphosis, masquerade, materiality and multiplicity within the fictional writings of Georges Bataille and the photographs of Surrealist artists Raoul Ubac and Hans Bellmer. Her broader research interests revolve around the manipulation of the analogue photographic surface, the constructed photograph, the fashion image and pedagogies within the context of the art school.

Lauren is also an artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally.

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Research expertise

Publication in the Unlocked Project book -

Research paper published in: Enhancing Curricula: using research and enquiry to inform student learning in the disciplines, 2008

Teaching areas & responsibilities

Level 6 module leader Photography BA(Hons) and acting course director.

Educational and professional qualifications

  • 2010MA Photography RCA
  • 2007PGCHE in Teaching and Learning in the Creative Arts UCA
  • 2004BA Photography AIB
  • 2001BTEC Foundation Studies in Art and Design Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
  • PhD Art History and Theory Currently undertaking

Research groups & programmes

Research supervision