Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

In my current role as Senior Lecturer in Design at the Centre, I have successfully designed, directed, and delivered new programs and units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels since 2017. The Centre hosts a suite of 4-year Integrated Masters degrees in which students study one of 14 traditional academic disciplines alongside human-centred design thinking and venture creation, a taught one-year postgraduate programme, an MPhil, and a PhD programme.

Our first UG students graduated in 2020 and have started up businesses at a rate 10x higher than the national average. Teaching at the Centre emphasises challenge-based, collaborative learning, allowing students to draw upon their subject specialism while collaborating in multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Teaching at the Centre

In my teaching, bring people and institutions from my professional networks that offer new ideas, spaces, and opportunities for learning outside the university, including; live-client consultation projects, exhibitions in collaboration with specialist archives and museums, art residencies in the Arctic, environmental charities, and International student conferences and exchanges.

As the Centre’s first-year undergraduate lead, I have developed extensive ‘blended’ resources for the program to teach human-centred design and research during social restrictions. These resources include a guest interview series, a library practice & innovation program, blended studio-based workshops using the Mural platform and a robotic based video streaming system. I arranged workshops and lectures for my students from a diverse range of industry experts, including creative technologists, academic researchers, filmmakers, scenographers, entrepreneurs, social and community leaders.

I built this body of teaching resources based on my doctoral research (MSc, PhD, FHEA) on the participatory design of creative technology for learning and my experience and skills as a teaching technician in digital media and fabrication at the London College of Fashion (UAL), School of Fine Art (UCE) and Media & Arts Technology Program (QMUL).

I contribute to the broader culture of the university through my role as the first-year undergraduate lead, my supervision and research, work as a committee member, cross-department collaborations, as a personal tutor, and my commitment to inclusion and the widening of participation in university life. In addition, I ensure my work sits within the needs and dynamics of my department by continuously meeting, discussing, and working on my teaching with all our professional services, teaching staff at the Centre.