Researchers and research students


Visiting Professors and Associate Researchers

  • Professor Caryn Franklin
  • Dr Ninela Ivanova

Research students

Current PhD students

  • Jack Champ – Addressing alcohol misuse in the public realm: developing design led interventions to increase support uptake and reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Sarah Johnson – Narrative in the Design of the Children's Picture Book Designing Transformative Learning Tools to Propagate Sustainability Literacy in Middle Childhood
  • Ye ni Kim – Sketching a Poem and Reading Aloud: Illuminating Hidden Voices Through Visual Poetry and Illustration Practice
  • Mylene Petermann – Discursive artefacts: the role of critical and speculative design practices in explorations of the near future of emerging technologies
  • Matthew Richardson – I underline the things you should keep: The visual adaptation of the J.G. Ballard Archive – Illustration Practice
  • Hannah Rollings – Woodland Stewards of the Future: Exploring the Role of the Interactive – Illustration Practice
  • Purva Tavri – Investigating organisational behaviour change towards waste reuse in the UK.

Completed research students

  • Mireille Fauchon – Facilitator, Interpreter & Archivist: Generating Vernacular Histories Through Participatory – Illustration Practice
  • Leah Fusco – Reclaiming Lost Histories in Transient Landscapes – Illustration Practice
  • Mark Ballance – Issues affecting Artisan Micro-Enterprises in Underdeveloped Countries: A Zimbabwean Case Study (MA by Research)
  • Bo Ban – The potential of incorporating travel habits and behaviour in modelling carbon emissions in the transport system to help build a low carbon future (PhD)
  • Charlotte Coetzee – Exploring Linkages Between the Retail Sector and Base of the Pyramid Craft Activities in South Africa: Branding and Marketing as an Agent of Success (MA by Research)
  • Kevin Dowd – Deconstructing politico-visual communication - Conservative Party billboard poster (PhD)
  • Pablo Helguera – The Speech Acts of Contemporary Art: Social and Pedagogical Scripts (PhD by Publication)
  • Rosie Hornbuckle – Design and the Material Cycle: An investigation into secondary material use in design practice (PhD)
  • Ninela Ivanova – The T-Probe: A fashion-led approach to advance understanding of novel and challenging material concepts and sensory experiences (PhD)
  • Emily King – New Faces: type design in the first decade of device-independent digital typesetting (1987-1997) (PhD)
  • Lucia Lu – The design of community buildings and landscapes as sustainability learning spaces that encourage sustainable behaviour (MA by Research)
  • Miles Park – Product Life: Designing for longer lifespans (PhD)
  • Regina Peldzus – Environmental design for long-duration space craft & station interiors (PhD)
  • Emma Powell – Selected contemporary creators' use of rejectamenta; an exploration of context (location, selection and collation) (PhD)
  • James Self – Investigating the process of digital design development where there is a reduction of sensory information (PhD)
  • Annie Sherburne – The Ecological Thread: An examination of sustainable lifecycle and reuse strategies, for textile and fashion designers (MA by Research)
  • Maiko Tsutsumi – The Poetic of Everyday Objects: A theoretical and practical investigation into the materiality and embodiment of meaning in designed objects, with special reference to furniture and product design practice after 1988 (PhD)
  • Gareth Williams – Towards a Theory of Performative Design. Writing about Design and Designers since 1990 (PhD by Publication)