Dr Nadya Ostroff

Lecturer Contextual Studies, UCA Epsom

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

Nadya won three awards for her postgraduate studies before completing her PhD in 2010 at City University.

Whilst still a student, she toured the world and recorded as guitarist with female punk band The Slits (2005-2008) before teaching media theory performance at Goldsmiths, University of Westminster and UCA.

A pioneer of composing site-specific, original music for the catwalk and presentations, her band The Home Office created one-off soundtracks for fashion, including regular collaborations with the sportswear designer Christian Blanken (London Fashion Week).

As well as continuing to compose for fashion events she directs film campaigns for fashion and accessory designers such as Lee Miller for Doctor Robert.

Currently Nadya is working on a book especially aimed at undergraduate music students and another about the British fashion boutique culture.