Professor Naren Barfield

Professor Naren Barfield
Professor Naren Barfield

Professor Naren Barfield

Professor Naren Barfield has held a number of senior leadership positions in UK higher education and has contributed to the strategic development, support, leadership and assessment of research, knowledge exchange, innovation, and postgraduate research and taught programmes, both nationally and internationally.  Since 2011 he has worked at the Royal College of Art, the world’s leading university of art and design (QS#1 2015, 2016, 2017), and has led significant growth in postgraduate programmes, student enrolments, research intensity and quality, industry partnerships, executive education, and internationalisation.  He was a member of RAE2008 Sub-panel 63, REF2014 Sub-panel 34, and AHRC Peer Review Panel 2: Visual Arts and Media, is a member of the V&A Research Institute Steering Committee, and a graduate of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Top Management Programme (TMP18).  Internationally, Professor Barfield has been an advisor and assessor on research in China, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, and has led international partnership agreements with universities in China, Japan, Singapore and the US.

Period of appointment: 4 years