Dr Julian Ruddock PhD in Fine Art, Aberystwyth University

Dr Julian Ruddock

Lecturer in Fine Art (Painting)

Acting Head of Department (School of Art)

School of Art

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I am a visual artist developing projects that are based on art and science collaboration in relation to climate change. My research and exhibitions that have taken place include texts, symposia and art/science projects ranging from the local River Dyfi in Mid Wales to the remote arid regions of Southern Ethiopia. The intentions of the art/science collaborations stems from an interest in landscape evolution, human impact on the environment and recognition of the need to communicate climate change research to a wider audience.


My research interests are in Art and Science and the interface between these areas in relation to the environment and, in particular, climate change. Over the course of my research I have  developed art and science projects with scientists from a number of disciplines including geomorphology, paleoanthropology and archaeology. 


In the School of Art I lecture in Fine Art Painting, teaching students on BA and MA courses as well as supervise PhD candidates. 

My administrative role includes responsibility as Director of Post-Graduate Studies for the School of Art



Tooth, S, Viles, HA, Dickinson, A, Dixon, SJ, Falcini, A, Griffiths, HM, Hawkins, H, Lloyd-Jones, J, Ruddock, J, Thorndycraft, VR & Whalley, B 2016, 'Visualising geomorphology: improving communication of data and concepts through engagement with the arts', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 1793-1796. 10.1002/esp.3990
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