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Ambrose Field

Dean of the Faculty for the Arts and Humanities



As Dean, I oversee the work of the University’s eight Arts and Humanities Departments and related Centres and Institutes in relation to their teaching, research, management, finance and human resources and I represent the Faculty within and beyond the University.

I am a member of the University Executive Board and also serve on the University’s Planning Committee, Research Committee, Teaching Committee, Space Management Committee and Senate. I chair Faculty committees, including the Faculty Board, the Faculty Executive Group and the Faculty Learning and Teaching Group. I bring to the role: a strong commitment to research excellence, to attentive and dynamic pedagogy and to creative and mutually enriching external partnerships with arts, heritage, education and charitable organisations in the UK and internationally. 

Biography in Brief

In 2017, I was appointed Honorary Professor of The Beijing Institute for Advanced Innovation, recognising, in particular, my work developing international partnerships. The integration of the arts with science and technology feature heavily in my research, and I have served as industrial consultant to media companies and technology firms, as a member AHRC peer review college and panels, and on the board of national professional bodies in the arts.

My output takes an informed approach to creativity by investigating how relationships to the environment and culture influence creativity. I am an international award-winning composer, writing music for voices and ensembles with a characteristic lush sound world, and have worked extensively with technology in ways that explore immersive spatial connections to architecture, site and community. My album for ECM, Being Dufay, is distributed by Universal and was produced by Manfred Eicher. It toured to 13 countries (including performances at the Vienna Convertase and Parco Della Musica Rome), and received 5* reviews from BBC music and Classic FM. My work for 25 independent voices, Pod Twoja Obrone, was commissioned by the Polish National Chamber Choir to mark the 80th birthday anniversary of composer H.M. Górecki.

I write on creativity in education, have given guest lectures and conference keynotes internationally on issues in contemporary music, and worked in interdisciplinary collaborations in areas from Education to Health Science. I studied Education at The University of Cambridge (Robinson) and received a PhD in Music from City, University of London.

2020-21 Expenses

Below are the travel costs and expenses for Prof Field, the current Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, for the period August 2020 until July 2021.

Ambrose Field Expenses Aug 2020 - Jul 2021 (PDF , 199kb)

2019-20 Expenses

Below are the travel costs and expenses for Prof Field, the current Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, for the period August 2019 until July 2020.

Ambrose Field Expenses Aug 2019 - Jul 2020 (PDF , 122kb)

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