Jane Grant

Academic profile

Dr Jane Grant

Associate Professor in Visual Arts
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Jane's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 16: SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Jane

Dr Jane Grant is an artist, writer and academic. She is Associate Professor (Reader) and Associate Head of School for Graduate Affairs in the School of Art, Design and Architecture.

Jane is an award-winning artist and was co-creator of The Fragmented Orchestra with John Matthias and Nick Ryan, winner of the PRSF New Music Award in 2008. Her artwork Ghost was premiered at ISEA Istanbul 2011. Plasticity, a collaborative work with John Matthias, Kin, and Nick Ryan was at the BFI, onedotzero festival, and Google Campus, London. Grant, alongside Matthias, was commissioned to create the sonic artwork Fathom 2012 and Fathom Atlantic 2018. Jane has recently been developing artworks in AR and immersive environments resulting in her new work Between Us with Magic Leap 2019. Her current artworks are about desire, astrophysics, and haunting, including How to Disappear Completely, a short story and site based installation.

Jane has written for Leonardo and Leonardo Music Journal, Technoetic Arts, Ubiquity and many other journals. She is co editor and contributor to The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art, 2021 and has contributed a chapter to the forthcoming Bloomsbury 3 volume Encyclopaedia of New Media Art, 2022.


I teach on the Creative Media BA Programme where I run the Dissertation module and Experimental Practice. I also work with PhD students and have 15 completions. I have taught on The Planetary Collegium International PhD Programme and also on the Cognovo Doctoral Programme funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska Curie initiative. I am interesting in collaboration, sound, immersion, installation and inter and transdisciplinary practices. 

PhD Examinations:

Ellen K. Levy Image and Evidence: TheStudy of Attention through the Combined Lenses of Neuroscience and Art.

Yan Wang Preston: Yangtze TheMother River - Photograph, Myth and Deep Mapping.

James Charlton: Catch Bounce: Towards arelational ontology of the digital in art practice.

Laura Beloff: The Hybronaut and the Umwelt: Wearable Technology as Artistic Strategy.

Gabriela Galati: Duchamp meets Turing: Art, Modernism, Posthuman.

Helen Garmston: Decision-making in the selection of retrofit facades fro non-domestic buildings

Tim Coles: The Knotweed Factor: Non-Visual Aspects of Poetic Documentary

Yacov Sharir: Beyond the Electronic Connection Thetechnologically Manufactured Cyber-Human and Its Physical Human Counterpart inPerformance: A Theory Related to Convergence Identities.

Nevena Mrdjenovic: War on Architecture: Scenographic strategies in tracing post-war domestic space in the former SFR Yugoslavia.

Norbert Herber: Amergent Music: Behaviour and Becoming in Technoetic and Media Arts.

Guto Nobrega: Transdisciplinary Arts in Science and Nature.

Sana Murrani: UnstableTerritories of Representation: Architectural Experience and the Behaviour ofForms, Spaces and the Collective Dynamic Environment.

Birgitte Aga: Prototyping Relational Things that Talk: A Discursive Design Strategy for Conversational AI Systems.

Claudia Pilsl: Photography and Its Contribution to the Understanding of Digital Porosity

Laura Hopes Being Vulnerable: Distances of the Sublime Anthropocene.

PhD Completions:

Regina Dürig: Deciphering the Silence - A Literary Journey to Alice E. Kober. 

Michael Straeubig: Designing Playful Systems.

Diane Derr: Syncretic Narrative: Navigating Power and Resistance in War and Conflict.

Tine Melzer: Ludwig Wittgenstein andGertrude Stein: Meeting in Language.

Nicole Ottiger: Interrogating Self-Representation at the Intersection of Visual Arts and Neuroscience. 

Anna Walker: In and out of memory: exploring the tension between remembering and forgetting when recalling 9/11, a traumatic event. Director of Studies

Diego Maranan: Haplós:Towards Technologies for and Applications of Somaesthetics. Director of Studies

Emma Whittaker Transitions-Felt: William James,Locative Narrative and the Multi-stable Field of Expanded Narrative. Director of Studies

Tegan Bristow POST AFRICAN FUTURES: Decoloniality and Actional Methodologies in Art and CulturalPractices in African Cultures of Technology. Director of Studies

 Pinar Oztop Group Creativity: AnInterpersonal Perspective.

Katerina Karrousos: Theoria: The veneration of Iconsvia the Technoetic Process.

Julieta Aguilera: Mindfulness and Embodiment in the Synthetic Experience.

Stavros Didakis: In Search of the DomusNovus: Speculative Designs for the Computationally-Enhanced Environment. 

Claudia Jaques: Space-timeAesthetics in the Meta-environment: A Cybersemiotic Analysis.

Massimiliano Viel: Perceiving in Time:Theories of Music Listening Discussed.

Contact Jane

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