Staff Profile

  • Membership of Professional bodies/Learned societies:

    2018 ABIPP-Present

    2015 APHE (Association for Photography in Higher education) – Present member

    2010-Present FHE Academy (Fellow)

    External Examiner experience:

    2017-2021 External Examiner  Grimsby Institute of Higher Education

    (Course:- Photography)

     2012-2016 External Examiner Newcastle College, accredited by Leeds Met. (Courses:-Photography & Fine Art)

    2012 External Academic Advisor Newcastle College Revalidation Commercial Photography


  • Teaching and Research Subject Interest

    Documentary Photography, Portraiture, Digital innovation in capture and output, liminality and periphery subjects.

    Teaching Experience

    • 2017-Present University of Northampton
    • 2007-2017 Senior Lecturer, The Northern College of Art
    • 1999 Visiting Lecturer, Amsterdam International School, Amsterdam
    • 1995 Visiting Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
    • 1994 Visiting Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
  • Solo Exhibitions

    2013 Jan, ‘Oukaranman- A Riot of Cherry Blossoms’ Folio Gallery , Hartlepool

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2009 May, ‘Two Budgies on a Plank’ Chethams Library, Manchester
    2007 Feb, ‘From Here to There’ The Peoples Museum, Manchester,


    Work held in the permanent collections of the following:
    The Cartoon Arts Trust
    The National Portrait Gallery 
    The Heritage Collection, Filey 
    Sheffield City Museum & Archive
    Birmingham Museum & Archive 
    Private Collections


    Orcid profile

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Richard Whitehead’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.