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Jane Duncan - Parent (elected by parents)


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An international award-winning designer with more than 25 years' experience in design and research for colour, interiors, fashion, healthcare, public art. Jane is a Director of J&D Design and has partnered with award-winning property developers, architects, artists and designers, as well as the NHS, government bodies and educational institutions.   A Graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, awards include: A Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residency, (Medical Humanities, UCL), Blair Sadler International Arts in Health Award (USA), Erasmus Scholarship and Camden School of Art Scholarship. 

A specialist in colour and design for healthcare, she has worked extensively in the corporate, private and public sectors as an advisor, including the bidding process for hospital PFI schemes. At Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, funded by The Kings Fund, she collaborated with a Neuroscientist and pioneered the worlds’ first scientific study of ‘The effects of the Visual and Performing Arts in Healthcare’. The results of this research have been used to advocate to government and other stakeholders, the potential health and cost saving benefits of integrating appropriate colour, art and design into the built environment.

A visiting lecturer at academic institutions and corporate conferences, her research and designs have been published, including four academic papers on colour and design, three chapters in books, and other media including Art and Architecture Journal, New Scientist, Washington Post, BBC News, Sky News and CNN. Jane is a Governor of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Community School, a journalist for Kensington Chelsea and Westminster Today (KCWT), and a London board member of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC).  The SDC is the world’s leading independent educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide.  In 2018 she was awarded a bronze medal for services to the Society.

J&D Design Ltd

Direct: +44 (0)7555 378 991

Address: 134 Lots Road, London SW10 0RJ

Website: www.jddesignlondon.com