Dr Flavia Dietrich-England

Flavia Dietrich-England
Research & Postgraduate Development Manager
Early career and postgraduate programmes, national and international partnerships, research management and administration, research collaboration, European history of art

Flavia works as part of the Research Development team to facilitate research projects and collaborations, particularly in the context of the Library’s postgraduate programmes.

Flavia’s portfolio includes collaborative doctoral programmes, the Library’s PhD research placement scheme and international fellowship programmes. In this context she works with experts across the Library and a range of external partners and stakeholders to enhance the Library’s strategic offering to early career/postgraduate researchers and support its contribution to the development of the UK research skills base.

Flavia has extensive experience of the museums and galleries sector. Before joining the British Library, she managed the National Gallery’s National Programmes, which included the Curatorial Traineeship Programme and the activities of the Subject Specialist Network for European Paintings pre-1900.

Flavia has a particular interest in the Italian Renaissance and in 19th century European and British art. Her doctoral research explored the design and concept of the dado decoration of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican by Raphael and his workshop. Flavia also has a keen interest in the discourse about the role of art and culture in the context of health and wellbeing.


Articles and catalogue entries

Catalogue entries on Pietro dell’Aquila and Giovanni Battista Romero (after Luigi Sabatelli), in: Leuschner/Brunner (ed.), Artificio et Elegantia, 2003, nos 38 and 83.

‘Art history painted. The Pre-Raphaelite view of Italian art: Some works by Rossetti’, in: The British Art Journal, Vol. II-1, 2000, pp. 61-69.



Die Stanza di Eliodoro – Ein Entwurf Raffaels (Weimar: VDG, 2006).