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Research area(s)

Co-design, Community-led Design, Design & Innovation, New Product Development (NPD) Process

Research Interests

Her research interests lie in the areas of Co-design, Community-led Design and Social Innovation.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

  • Title: Cross-pollination Writing Retreat (start date: 1st October 2016; 10 months; funded by AHRC Connected Communities Catalyst Fund (£2.7K) - Principal Investigator
  • Title: City Visionaries: Improving social entrepreneurship and design skills in NGO operating in Brazilian slums (start date: 1st April 2016; 1 year; funded by Newton Fund: Institutional Skills (£66K) - Co-Investigator 
  • Title: In2It: Internationalisation by Innovative Technology (start date: 15th October 2015; 3 years; funded by Erasmus+ (€924,911) - Co-Investigator 
  • Title: Co-designing asset mapping: comparative approaches (start date: 1st February 2014; 12 months; funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (£55K) - Co-Investigator
  • Title: Measuring Social Values of Design in the Commercial Sector (start date: 1st January 2014; 6 months; funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (£46K) - Co-Investigator
  • Title: Unearth Hidden Assets through Community Co-design and Co-production (start date: 1st January 2013; 17 months; funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (£125K) - Principal Investigator
  • Title: Scaling up co-design research and practice: building community-academic capacity and extending reach (start date: 1st January 2013; 17 months; funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (£125K) - Co-Investigator
  • Title: Bridging the Gap between Academic Theory and Community Relevance: Fresh Insights from American Pragmatism (start date: 1st January 2013; 12 months; funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (£52K) - Co-Investigator
  • Title: Securing the value of Co-design for Community-based Organisations (start date: 1st January 2012; 10 months; funde by Arts and Humanities Research Council (£40K) - Principal Investigator
  • Title: Future Concepts for Convergence and Cross Mobile IT (start date: 1st May 2011; 3 months; funded by Next Generation Design Team, Samsung Electronics (£18K) - Co-Investigator
  • Title: Digital Home Appliance Innovation Research & Design Strategy Development (start date: 1st April 2010; 4 months; funded by Samsung Design Europe (£19K) - Co-Investigator
  • Title: Sandpit: uTELLus -- Making Public Spaces Safer / Voice Your View (start date: 1st May 2009; 36 months; funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (£990K) - Co-Investigator