NCH Academic Leadership
The Academic Leadership team oversees and supports education and research. The team provides strategic leadership in academic matters, and manages the faculty.
Professor Andrew Ginger MA DPhil (Oxon), Oficial de la Orden de Isabel la Católica
Dean of Faculties
As Dean of Faculties, Andrew provides faculty with academic leadership and representation, with a wide-ranging remit to promote faculty development and encourage excellence in teaching, engagement, and research. Andrew manages all Heads of Faculties and directs all faculty structures and roles. Andrew studied at Trinity and Exeter College Oxford, where he was Queen Sofía Junior Research Fellow, and in 2010 was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Isabel the Catholic for services to Spanish culture. He has held chairs at 3 UK universities. Among other national roles, Andrew has been a sub-panel member for the REF, chaired panels for GCRF, and is presently a Strategic ODA Peer Review group member (having previously been a Strategic Peer Review group member) for the AHRC. Internationally, Andrew is a member of the Histopia research group on historical utopias, and is co-founder and co-lead of the Nineteenth-Century Hispanists Network.
He has published 4 monographs, and works on interdisciplinary approaches to comparative cultural and historical study, especially with regards to the nineteenth century. His latest monograph, Instead of Modernity, was published in 2020 by Manchester University Press.
Dr Naomi Goulder BA (Hons), MA (Cantab), PhD (Lond)
Dean for Academic Development & Innovation and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Naomi is Dean for Academic Development & Innovation and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities. As a founding member of the college, she has played a significant role in the institution’s development and in the design, validation, launch, and delivery of its new undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Before joining NCH, Naomi lectured in moral and political philosophy at the University of Bristol and examined for the University of London, was a founding member of House + Holme studio creating ad campaigns for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garçons, and Lanvin, and assisted Edward Enninful (now Editor, Vogue) at iD magazine. Naomi holds a first-class BA (Hons) degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge, was a Henry Fellow at Harvard University, and wrote her doctoral degree (‘Authority and the Individual’) with an AHRC award at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Naomi works on the philosophy of action, moral psychology, and value theory and has published in academic and popular contexts on topics from aesthetics to political authority to morality and love.