Nicholas Houghton has worked in art education since 1973, in the United Kingdom, Canada, Portugal and Belgium. At the same time he has developed his own art practice. He has extensive research experience, both his own and funded. The former is centred on the history of the art school, craft education (which was also the topic of his Ph.D. research) and assessment in art and design. He is reviews editor of the International Journal of Education through Art.