Dr Tom Baugh
Lecturer in Fine Art
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
BA Fine Art programme leader, and lecturer in Fine Art.
PhD Director of studies, in Art and Media
Res-M (Art) supervisor
Arts Institute programming group lead for the visual arts.
ECR strand leader for medical humanities within the school of Art, Design and Architecture.
Joint coordinator of “Test Space; expositions of practice-led research for doctoral and early career researchers”.
Faculty Advisory panel member for Art, Design and Architecture
2016 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy York, England, UK
2015 PhD in Art and Media University of Plymouth
2010 Masters in Fine Art University of Plymouth
2002 Certificate of Education University of Central England
Fellow Higher Education Academy
Thomas's expertise in teaching revolves around moving image and filmic projection, photography, installation art, sonic arts and socially engaged art practices. He leads the majority of 3rd year BA Fine art modules, and is also the personal tutor for students on stage 3 of the programme.
Dr Thomas Baugh employs film, projection, sound and photography to produce visual equivalences of diagnostic and non-diagnostic discourses, which surround obsessive-compulsive disorder. By questioning the distinction between the body and mind, Thomas's artistic research attempts to make manifest how mimicry, through immersion, in the context of installation, can act a mechanism and method for another person to access the mind – body dichotomy to question the value of equivalence, in artistic and medical contexts. In doing so, Thomas’s research aims to provide alternative responses of understanding mental health that are accessible, empowering and non-stigmatising and that lead to recovery and autonomy.
Thomas is also the ECR research strand leader for medical humanities within the school of Art, Design and Architecture.
06/2020 International Association for Medical Humanities conference, Limerick, Ireland
02/2020 Film screening of the film “Dialogues of Disorder", at the Art, Aesthetics, and the Medical and Health Humanities Conference, University of Kent, Aesthetics research centre, sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics.
12/2019 Conference Paper: “Stereotypes and Storytelling. Research Strategies for Art Education”. ASP Katowice, Poland.
11/ 2019. Conference paper and film screening: " Understanding Obsessive- compulsive disorder, through artistic intervention" Existential Medical Humanities, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge, Södertörn University, Sweden.06/2019: Conference paper and film screening: “Body as object: equivalence through enactment”. Material Medicine: Objects and Bodies, Association for Medical Humanities, University of Plymouth
05/2018: Exhibition: “Prawo Serii: Agency of Error”. Strefart Gallery, Tychy, Poland
04/2018: Artist in Residence - Katowice Academy of Fine Art, Poland
11/17: Conference paper, ‘Research through Practice, issues of the art academy’, Katowice Academy of Fine Art, Poland, presented as part of the “First Parallax Forum”
05/2017: ‘Appropriate Movement’, Film screening, Exeter Art Week, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
01/2017: Solo Exhibition, "Embodied Disturbance’, Institute of Photography, Falmouth University
10/2016: Public talk, "Equivalences", Livewell Festival, Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth
07/2015: PhD exhibition "Equivalence of OCD", University of Plymouth
05/ 2015: PhD thesis "An artistic equivalence of obsessive compulsive disorder", uploaded to Pearl, University of Plymouth library.04/2013: Artist in Residence, Plymouth Arts Centre
Other academic activities
Member of Faculty Advisory Forum.
Academic link partner to: PETROC, Barnstaple, Weymouth College, Exeter College and Cornwall Collage.