Ella Nixon is an academic based in Cambridge.

As an art researcher, Ella synthesises seemingly disparate disciplines, always striving for the whole and transformative power of art.

Her PhD is a Collaborative Doctoral Award (Northern Bridge AHRC) at Northumbria University, in collaboration with the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It explores the representation of female artists within regional art galleries. In particular, Ella is interested in how debates pertaining to gender and sex – including feminist art histories – have shaped gallery practices, with implications for ‘public’ understandings.

Aside from her academic career, Ella navigates the London art market and writes for various publications. She is currently working on her first novel.

Originally from the Peak District, Ella is now based in Cambridge, with links to London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Prior to her PhD, she attained a First-Class History BA at the University of Cambridge and a Distinction History of Art MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in twentieth-century European art.