Professor and Chair of Design and Applied Arts; Former President of School of Art and Design, Loughborough University
Professor Terence Kavanagh is a graduate of the Royal College of Art specialising in furniture and lighting design. He was a practicing designer, consultant and a visiting lecturer from 1974-1992. In 1992 he moved to Loughborough College of Art and Design to become Head of Design, and in 1996 became Principal of the College, negotiating the merger with Loughborough University in 1998. He was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers in 1994 and a Fellow of the Textile Institute in 1997. Terry was the first Director of Loughborough University School of Art and Design until 2002. From 2002 to 2011, he was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. In 2011, he became the Dean for the School of the Arts, English and Drama. Apart from his Dean’s responsibilities for the School, he was Chairman of the University’s Arts Centre and IT Committees. Terry’s research agenda considers the impact of emerging technologies on the applied arts with respect to creativity and cognition, product development, and the relationship between the analogue and the digital. Currently he is undertaking externally funded research into reproduction systems in two and three-dimensional printing.