Staff

Pauline Riley
Pauline Riley
Academy Director
Following an early career in fashion design with her own successful label, Pauline's passion for interior design developed from extensive business interests in property development, using interior design as an effective way of making buildings more attractive...
Andrea Bedworth-Cook
Andrea Bedworth-Cook
Deputy Academy Director
Andrea’s professional career began in the creative industries with the study of fashion and accessory design and manufacture, followed by a short time employed in the footwear industry alongside designing and creating leather goods to commission. Now with many years’ experience in...
Anthony Rayworth
Anthony Rayworth
Director of Design Studies
Anthony holds a Master of Design Degree from the Royal College of Art, London, is now a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, an Affiliate Member of the British Institute of Interior Design, a Member of the European Academy of Design...
Vicky McClymont
Vicky McClymont
Senior Tutor
Vicky graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a First Class Honours Degree in Interior Design. She also has a background in many aspects of design, including graphics, product and textile design, she is committed to developing skills that coincide...
Simone Haley
Simone Haley
Senior Tutor
Simone graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) and a Masters in Interior Design. She then went on to study at Derby University and gained her Graduate Professional Diploma Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector. Since then she has worked within Residential...
Alison Grace-Gahan
Alison Grace-Gahan
Senior Tutor - Dubai
Qualified & experienced in Art/Design, Interior Design and Project management. Involved in a number of architectural and design fields including, residential, commercial, hotel, leisure, medical, aged care, conservation, retail and correctional facilities...
Sarah-Jane Wilkinson
Sarah-Jane Wilkinson
Tutor
Sarah graduated with a BA (Hons) Interior Design from Huddersfield University. She has also studied graphics, illustration and 3D spatial design. Previous experience as an Exhibition Designer has enabled Sarah to combine her passion for design and teaching together...
Sarah Watts
Sarah Watts
Tutor
Sarah completed both the Diploma in Professional Interior Design and the Diploma in Professional Curtain Making & Soft Furnishings. Following her outstanding performance, she became a tutor at the NDA. She graduated from the Foundation Degree in Interior Design in 2010...
Stephen Matthewman-Knowles
Stephen Matthewman-Knowles
Tutor
Stephen graduated from Teesside University with a BA (Hons) Degree in Interior Architecture and Design, and before joining the NDA, Stephen spent 15 years working in the design industry. His experience covers a number of different design disciplines but having spent a number of years...
Andreia Vidas
Andreia Vidas
Tutor
Andreia graduated with a BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design from Nottingham Trent University after completing a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Previous studies also encompass a Foundation Diploma in Conservation and Restoration of Paintings...
Ruth Skrytek
Ruth Skrytek
Tutor
Ruth graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) Degree in Interior Architecture and Design after completing a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Ruth also has qualifications in Digital Photography, Graphic Design and English Language & Literature...
Gill Lotter
Gill Lotter
Tutor
Graduating from the English Gardening School (EGS) with Distinction and 3rd prize in 1999, Gill has a solid background in garden design and education. In addition to tutoring the distance learning courses at EGS, she delivered HNC Garden Design and Level 2 Horticulture at Pershore...
Amy Payler-Carpenter
Amy Payler-Carpenter
Tutor
Amy graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design. Before joining the NDA she worked at an Architects practice in Nottingham where she was responsible for technical drawings and space planning.
Odette Maine
Odette Maine
Tutor
Odette began as a Visual Merchandiser and Interior Stylist working with one of the UK'S leading retailers. She has a BA in Graphic Design and a Master of Interior Design Degree from Suffolk University, Boston, USA. Odette worked for several years as a Designer...
Ciara Langley
Ciara Langley
Tutor
Ciara began her training with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin, Ireland followed by a City & Guilds AutoCAD course at FAS. She subsequently received an architectural bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland to progress...
Caroline Walsh
Caroline Walsh
Tutor
Caroline Graduated with a BA honours in Interior Architecture and Design from Nottingham Trent University which combines interior design and Architecture in the repurposing of existing buildings. Caroline has worked for several companies including architect's practices as...
Janet Bewicke
Janet Bewicke
Tutor
Janet worked in IT, insurance and retail sectors before following her passion for Interior Design. Janet studied the Diploma in Professional Interior Design and the Foundation Degree and was delighted to achieve a Distinction. She has experience in coaching and training...
Claudia Francis
Claudia Francis
Tutor
Claudia thoroughly enjoyed undertaking the study of Interior Design with the NDA when she commenced with the Diploma. She progressed through the Foundation, BA and then ultimately graduated with BA (Hons) Interior Design. Since graduating, Claudia has worked on...
Catherine Gatehouse
Catherine Gatehouse
Tutor
Catherine started her early career in Accounting and then switched paths into Museum Education. Following an international relocation, she began studying by distance through the NDA and completed both the Diploma in Professional Interior Design and the Foundation Degree in Interior Design...
Bilquees Nestor
Bilquees Nestor
Tutor
Bilquees graduated from Kingston University with a BA Hons in Interior Design. Bilquees has had experience in retail and pop up Interior Design. She was a part of a small team who were asked by a charity called the Young Foundation to design and fabricate a pop up ‘mobile' interior...
Heather Watson
Heather Watson
Operations Manager
Varisha Kampulvi
Varisha Kampulvi
Admissions Supervisor
Yvonne Wilson
Yvonne Wilson
Student Support Manager