Dr Frances Corner FRSA is Head of College at the London College of Fashion. Prior to her post at the London College of Fashion, Corner was the Head of the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design at London Metropolitan University and has worked in senior management of Higher Education Institutions for over ten years.
Corner has a D.Phil from Oxford University that researched the effects of the changes that are accompanying the massification of Higher Education on the subject of Fine Art, a subject which she has published on, alongside issues facing Higher Education and the creative industries.
Corner is Chair for CHEAD (Conference for Higher Education in Art and Design) and has been instrumental in leading on a number of research projects undertaken by CHEAD. She has played an active role in advising stakeholders, including the UK Department of Culture Media and Sport, on the future of the fashion industry and the role that Higher Education can play in the development and support of the creative industries. Corner is an active conference presenter on a range of issues facing the creative and cultural industries, the future of art and design Higher Education and leadership of 21st Higher Education arts based institutions.