Katy Macleod has a longstanding commitment to researching into and developing PhD research cultures in Fine Art. She has undertaken research into student and supervisor experience of PhDs in Fine Art (1996-2001), and individual exemplars of PhD submissions in the UK (AHRC funded, 2002-2003). Key publications emphasise the critically robust relation of the practices of art to conventions of the PhD. Recent research with Neil Chapman, (2009-2012), investigates the pursuit of research subject and pertaining issues such as authorial voice and changing perspectives. Her current post, as Reader in Fine Art at Kingston University, UK, involves collaboration in the development of the PhD research culture and its publications. Current publications include We Are Publication, a joint research project presented at the ICA, London and on Resonance FM.