Lynda Nead is Pevsner Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published widely on the history of British art and culture and her books include Victorian Babylon: People, Streets and Images in Nineteenth-Century London (Yale UP, 2000) and The Haunted Gallery: Painting, Photography and Film c.1900 (Yale UP, 2008).

Most recently, she has been working on British culture after the Second World War and her book The Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Post-War Britain is published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art for Yale University Press in October 2017. Lynda serves on a number of museum and art gallery committees including the Museum of London and the Foundling Museum; she is a Trustee of the V&A and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Academia Europaea.

Lynda Nead 2016