Professional Engagement & Academic


- Associate Head of School - Enterprise, University of Plymouth

 - Guest Professor in Industrial Design at Jiangnan Uni., Wuxi, China

- Associate Professor 3D Design, University of Plymouth

- Visiting Professor, Industrial Design Department, Faculty of Architecture,   

  Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

- Award Leader MA Contemporary Designer Maker now MA Design UoP

- Award Leader 3D Design BA (Hons) - Designer Maker, Uni. of Plymouth

- Lecturer in Design - Designer Maker (0.75), Uni. of Plymouth

Professional Engagement:

2018       Guest Professor in Industrial Design at Jiangnan Uni., Wuxi, China
  EQ Arts Expert Reviewer - Enhancing Quality in the Arts

2017       - Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy
              - Category judge - BBC Woman’s Hour, Victoria and Albert
                Museum Crafts Council’s Crafts prize              
              - Key note presentation 1st China Crafts week, Hangzhou China

2016       - Creative Lead - Creative Industries

                Hole and Corner Magazine, London Craft Week 2016, Marvellous 

                   Mechanica,The House of St Barnaba

                Port Eliot Festival          

2015       - Creative Lead - Creative Industries / PU Port Eliot Festival 

2014       - Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts 

              - Abstract peer reviewer for ‘All Makers Now?’ Conference July'14    
                Falmouth Uni.

2014+    - External Examiner - Cardiff Met. (BA (hons) Artist Designer Maker

2013       - External Examiner - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore:  

                BA(hons) Fine Art, Graphic Design & 3D Design New Practice.

2012-15  - Chair Peninsular Arts Gallery Programming, Plymouth 

2012-17  - External Examiner -  Uni. of Ulster, MFA Multidisciplinary Design 

2012+16 - External Examiner - Liverpool Hope University, BA Design

2011-13  - External Examiner for Loughborough Uni.: BA (hons) 3D Design

2011       - Visiting Professor in the Industrial Design Dep., Faculty of  
                 Architecture at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

               - UPC/University Link Academic Advisor to the FDA Ceramics, 
  Cornwall College and Petroc College, North Devon

2009       - External Expert/Assessor Quinquennial Review, Hereford

                    College of Arts B.A. (Hons) Blacksmithing & BA (Hons) Con.    
                 Applied Arts

Designer Maker graduates:

The Designer Maker course has a reputation for producing graduates who are individual, informed and understand how to be successful in creativity and business. It offers the opportunity for individuals to be the authors of their own artefacts whether for the one-off or multiple batch production.
Graduating students have achieved a wide range of progression opportunities including exhibitions, awards and employment: RSA Ceramics Future Design, Best Young Designer – Wallpaper, Lighting Association Design Award and Independent's Top 10 Sustainable Seating.

Recent graduates talking about their work & experiences...
Bethany Isaac -
Max Davies
Mark Hedley –
Gavin Keightley -
Josh Milton –

Georgina Lawrence

Established graduates include...

James Otter -
Laura Lane -
Barnaby Barford -
Steve Brown -
James Tooze -
Nick Fraser -

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