Joanna has had an extensive experience of academic leadership in fine art education. As an educator she has been involved in both BA and MA Fine Art validations and in 1993 and 1996 was a member of the Art and Design Panel for the Research Assessment Exercise.

She was Course Director for the MA Fine Art Course at Central Saint Martins from 1994-2010. Her experience includes instigating conferences on research in art and design and innovation and management of research projects, supervision and examining at undergraduate, masters and PhD level, curriculum development and panel membership of professional bodies including the Research Assessment Exercise and the British School at Rome. Teaching fine art is an ongoing part of her practice as a fine art professional. 

In 2015 Joanna was appointed Visiting Professor for the Faculty of Arts, Design & Media at Birmingham City University