Artist AND Educator


Louise Harman is an artist and educator deeply invested in nurturing creativity, critical thinking, and social impact. With a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) specialising in Creative Arts Education, Louise brings a distinctive approach to teaching and learning.

Rooted in a Bachelor of Arts in Photography (theory and practice) from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and further enriched by a Master of Arts in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Sussex, Louise's academic journey embodies a combination of art, literature, and education. She believes in and is an advocate of the transformative potential of interdisciplinary learning. 

Beyond education, Louise has worked in the arts and humanities as a freelancer in publishing and as a producer and public speaker, including co-curating the Sussex Death Festival. Louise has actively contributed to social impact initiatives and worked closely with charities to support their causes. With a focus on fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts and humanities and how they can intersect with business and innovation,  Louise endeavours to inspire curiosity, provoke thought, and effect positive change in both individuals and organisations alike.

Louise has previously taught at the University for the Creative Arts, Film, Media and Business at ISC, University of Sussex and University of Leeds. She currently works within the Careers and Entrepreneurship team at the University of Sussex.


Examples of work and projects

Co-Founder and Curator Sussex Death Festival 2023
Bruce Nauman - Picture Researcher and Editor
Speaking - LOD
Frans Hals - Copy Editor and Picture Researcher
Mission - Incubator

Speaking - LOD

Education, awards and professional membership


  • University of Sussex, Literature and Philosophy MA - 2018-2021

  • University for the Creative Arts, Epsom. Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education (FE & HE) - 2014-2016

  • University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. BA (Hons) Photography (History, Theory, and Practice) - 2008-2011

  • Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, Brighton. Art and Design Foundation Course - 2004-200

  • 2024 Richard Beresford Bursary Fund - EEUK (Funded UAL course Entrepreneurship for Creatives)

  • 2023 Awarded Social Impact Mission Incubator Place - Projects Brighton

  • 2021 1st Place Social Impact Award - Sussex Innovation Centre and University of Sussex

  • 2016 HEA Fellowship with Higher Education Academy, application supported and funded by UCA

  • 2012 Prime Minister's Initiative Award - National Insititute of Design, India via UCA


I knew Louise when I was at Sussex as an impressive and entrepreneurial student who was deeply humane and caring.


- Vice Chancellor at University of Birmingham

Louise is an inspiring collaborator. I find working alongside her energising, and look forward to future joint projects.

Mary Connoly

Development Manager at University of Sussex

Louise approached me to discuss using some of my work in a Phaidon publication ‘A Smile in the Mind’. Louise was a pleasure to work with, a really good communicator, and judging by the content of the book a great art and design researcher too.

Chris Harrison

Designer and Photographer

I’m confident I speak for our co-conspirators in saying what a pleasure and inspiration it is to work with you.

Catherine Mayer

Author and journalist, and the co-founder and President of the Women's Equality Party in the UK

Shines a wise, articulate light into the darkness. 

Michael Attenborough CBE

English Theatre Director and Producer

Working with Louise was inspiring, refreshing and exciting. Having clear guidance as well as space for my own personal research resulted in a successful collaboration that I thoroughly enjoyed.


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