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Create Aspire Transform, Holy Trinity Pupils exploring the Sense of Place Exhibition, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, June 2019 (image of 3 young children leaning against a wall-based artwork) Image credit: Val Tobias

Judy Thomas
Director of Education (Arts) / Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

Dr Judy Thomas is an Early Career Researcher at Northumbria University; working with creative practitioners, teachers, professionals from the cultural sector and students from schools and universities, her pedagogical research explores collaborative practice within the context of artist-led learning programmes. Recent activities focus on the Create Aspire Transform programme with Berwick Visual Arts.  

As Senior Lecturer and Director of Education, Judy teaches across the Foundation and BA Fine Art undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and North East Rep for Engage, the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education. Her previous roles include Learning Manager at Creativity, Culture and Education and Programme Manager (Learning and Inclusion) for Liverpool Biennial. She has also worked at Tyneside Cinema, Waygood and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.
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