Deborah Sugg Ryan is a design and cultural historian and a former V&A curator. The main body of her research is on the past, present and future of the home. The acknowledged expert on the history of the Ideal home Show, her most recent book is Ideal Homes, 1918-39: Domestic Design and Suburban Modernism (Manchester University Press). She is an experienced tv and radio broadcaster and is series consultant and onscreen expert for BBC Two's A House Through Time (Twenty Twenty Television).
As well as currently writing a book on the kitchen, Deborah is also on the advisory board and has written a catalogue essay for the V&A's forthcoming exhibition Food: Bigger Than the Plate.
Deborah has also written on the history of the 20th century pageant movement, especially the pageant master Frank Lascelles.
In her spare time Deborah is preoccupied with period house renovations and vintage frocks (especially novelty prints that she tries to match to the subject of her lectures).