Media Centre

Press releases

Professor Phillip Lindley

Expert on art, science and heritage joins Loughborough University

Renowned art historian Professor Phillip Lindley has joined the School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University.

His research focuses on Britain’s architectural and art-historical heritage, investigating how artists and architects made their works and analysing their reception and interpretation. 

At Loughborough Professor Lindley is developing a new multi-disciplinary Master’s programme employing innovative techniques and tools to investigate heritage and the historic environment.

He is also embarking on a new research project focussed on the gardens and landscapes of 17th- and 18th- Century country houses, aiming at their digital recreation and investigation. 

He comes to Loughborough from Leicester University, where he was Head of the History of Art and Film Department and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of the Country House.  

Professor Lindley was educated at Downing College, Cambridge, and was then a Research Fellow at St Catharine’s College and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. 

Speaking about his new role he said: “I’m very excited about the possibilities of interdisciplinary collaboration with new colleagues at Loughborough, and I see enormous potential in the University’s distinguished traditions of applied scientific research and its innovative research and teaching in the arts and design.”

Professor Alison Yarrington, Dean of the School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough added: “Professor Lindley’s research is truly innovative and will be a great addition to the work already underway within the School and across the institution. We are looking forward to working with him in the development of taught masters that will be enriched by his internationally-recognised work in heritage and the historic environment.”

Professor Lindley has been has been appointed as part of the University’s Excellence100 campaign. Launched in January 2017, the campaign is aiming to recruit up to 100 outstanding academics across a wide range of disciplines.

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 18/30

Loughborough University is equipped with a live in-house broadcast unit via the Globelynx network. To arrange an interview with one of our experts please contact the press office on 01509 223491. Bookings can be made online via

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world to study sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 10th in The UK Complete University Guide 2018. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.



UniversityArts and culture

Related expert



Judy Wing

PR Manager

Telephone: 01509 228697