Dr. Anna Dempster
Head of Academic Prrogrammes, Royal Academy of Arts
Anna M. Dempster is Head of Academic Programmes at the Royal Academy of Arts in London responsible for courses, classes and academic programmes and is College Research Associate at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge where she sits on the Fine Arts Committee. Anna was previously Associate Professor in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art responsible for the Art Business, Finance and Management Unit as well as teaching strategy, entrepreneurship and research methods, all specially tailored for the art world. Prior to that she was Director of Research at the Creative Industries Observatory, University of the Arts London and Founding Director of the MSc/MA in Creative Industries at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has research and teaching experience in leading academic institutions including the University of Cambridge, London Business School and Rotterdam School of Management and she regularly consults for practitioners and policy-makers. She holds a BA and M.Phil in History from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Management Studies from the Judge Business School in Cambridge, UK. Her current research interests focus on the creative industries and visual arts and specifically Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World - with a book of this title published in 2014.