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Head of Schoolof Art & Design Appointed

22nd October 2008


Dr Barbara Dass has been appointed as Head of the School of Art and Design.

Formerly a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design, Dr Dass takes up her new post as of immediate effect. 

She takes over from Professor Ian Montgomery, who was recently appointed Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment.  

A native of Newtownabbey, Dr Dass was educated at Belfast High School and the University of Ulster. An expert in textile design, she joined the academic staff of the University of Ulster in 1986, and is a member of the Art and Design reference group of the Higher Education Academy. 

Dr Dass said: “I am really excited about taking up this new post, especially with the upgrade to the Belfast campus and its facilities. There are lots of new opportunities to work with the community and with business in this vibrant city environment. I am really keen to get going.”


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