Personal profile

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer on the BA/BSc (HONS) Product Design having joined the University of Huddersfield in 2010. I am a Designer and Design Educator with a number of years experience working in Higher Education at various European Institutions with professional design experience working for companies in a wide range of sectors. I am dedicated to maintaining high standards of professionalism, academic standards and commercial business practice, combined with a conscientious and attentive approach. Through my studies and professional practice I am familiar with all aspects of Product and Industrial Design, including Human Factors, Sustainable Design, Materials and Manufacturing, Commercial Strategies and Presentation Techniques. I also understand the importance of balance between the theoretical and practical elements and the need to keep abreast of professional developments to prepare students for employment.

My experience of academic working environments through lecturing on the MSc Industrial Design and BSc (HONS) Sport Product Design programmes at the University of Salford, the BA/BSc/MSc Product Design programmes at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, and the BA/BSc Product and Transport Design programmes at the University of Huddersfield has taught me appropriate styles of communication, how to identify areas that students need to develop, how to encourage independence and, most importantly, how to identify and engage different types of learners. I believe this work also emphasises my commitment to design education, and the variety of academic levels at which I am comfortable working. My teaching qualification, work experience and FHEA status also evidence my ability to engage with pastoral work and curriculum development.

Within my current role I am delivering Contemporary Design, Professional Practice, Sustainable Design and Design Projects to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Originality and plagiarism in design submissions
  • Socially responsible design

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Invited talk