Explore our projects

Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University

Newcastle University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Adam Sharr as Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.  He will take up the position in August.

Adam is Professor of Architecture at Newcastle, Editor-in-Chief of arq: Architectural Research Quarterly (Cambridge University Press), Series Editor of Thinkers for Architects (Routledge), and Principal of Adam Sharr Architects.  He researches how buildings display the values of the cultures and individuals that have produced them.  He is author, editor or co-editor of six books on architecture including Heidegger's Hut (MIT Press, 2006), Reading Architecture and Culture (Routledge, 2012) and, with Stephen Thornton, Demolishing Whitehall: Leslie Martin, Harold Wilson and the Architecture of White Heat, which was  commended in the RIBA President's Awards for Research in 2014.  His Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction is due to be published in 2017 by Oxford University Press.


Head of Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University

Newcastle University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rhona Smith as Head of Newcastle Law School.  Rhona will be joining the School in August.  Latterly, she was Professor of International Human Rights at Northumbria University.

With a background in Scots' law, Rhona's principal specialism is in the UN human rights system, as well as in human rights at regional and nationsal levels.  She has a long-standing involvement in human rights education and capacity building.  Her Textbook on International Human Rights (Oxford University Press) is in its seventh edition.


Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Newcastle University

Newcastle University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jonathan Sapsed as Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Newcastle University Business School. Jonathan will join the University in June.

Jonathan is currently Principal Research Fellow at CENTRIM in the University of Brighton, where he researches and lectures on inovation management and policy.  He has been a researcher at SPRU, University of Sussex, where he did his doctorate, Imperial College Business School, and the London School of Economics.  He was a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, Suffolk University Boston, and a Visiting Lecturer at IBICT and the Federal University of Rio de Janiero.  His work is published in journals such as Organization Studies and Research Policy.  He is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries and has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Management, Technovation and International Journal of Innovation Management.