Neil Walton

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Position Lecturer
Department Educational Studies
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Neil Walton

Neil Walton is Subject Leader for PGCE Secondary Art and Design.

He received his MA in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Painting from the Royal Academy Schools. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton.

Neil has taught history of art and critical studies in various contexts including at Camberwell College of the Arts, and as subject leader at the University of Gloucestershire. For eleven years he worked as a teacher of art and design in London schools, and has also worked in the field of counselling with young people.

Neil’s research interests are psychoanalytic aesthetics and the history of art education.



Walton, Neil. 2019. Anton Ehrenzweig, the artist teacher and a psychoanalytic approach to school art education. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 38(4), pp. 832-839. ISSN 1476-8062

Walton, Neil. 2018. The Journal Block and Its Art School Context. Arts, 7(4),

Adams, Jeff; Bailey, Rowan and Walton, Neil. 2017. The National Arts Education Archive: Ideas and Imaginings. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 36(2), pp. 176-187.