Staff in the Department of Design

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Yemi Awosile

Associate Lecturer
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Yemi’s work is informed by cultural insights expressed primarily through textiles and printed matter. The broader scope of her practice bridges design and visual arts through social interventions.

John Backwell

Lecturer in Design and Technology
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John specialises in learning environments, cognitive development and ICT as both a learning and a teaching tool.

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Edward Bagenal

Lecturer in Design

Edward's research is broadly focused on investigating the nature of the curation of authority through its manifestations in material culture and the democratisation of access to governance and agency in civic systems.

Jenny Bain

Senior Lecturer in Design Education
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Jenny’s research interests are located in the field of pedagogy, particularly assessment, equity and student voice.

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Tuur van Balen

Lecturer in Design
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Tuur’s practice explores processes of production as cultural, social and political practices.

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Stuart Bannocks

Lecturer in Design, Programme Lead BA Design
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Tuur’s practice explores processes of production as cultural, social and political practices.

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Andy Boucher

Senior Lecturer, Co-Director of the Interaction Research Studio
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Andy is a designer and maker, developing practice-based approaches centred on the production of interactive devices.

Alan Bright

Lecturer in D&T Education, PGCE D&T Programme Leader
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Alan's interests include the use of digital portfolios to support assessment, the promotion of creativity in the classroom and effective the development of mentoring skills and the role of school mentors in the training of outstanding teachers.

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Dean Brown

Researcher, Interaction Research Studio
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Dean designs and makes objects and installations, with a dedication to context, materials and process.

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Martin Conreen

Senior Lecturer in Design
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Martin’s research interest has been in the field of new and emerging materials, extending to traditional materials.

Duncan Fairfax

Lecturer in Design
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Duncan’s areas of research are the discourses of contemporary ecology, sustainability and environmental ethics.

Roberto Feo

Professor of Design
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Roberto Feo is a partner in the multidisciplinary design studio EL ULTIMO GRITO, winners of the 2012 London Design Medal.

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Sandra Fruebing

Lecturer – Graduate Design Diploma
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Sandra is a social designer whose work is informed by cultural observation and carried out through direct collaborations with the general public.

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Sam Gathercole

Associate Lecturer in Design
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Sam’s research centres on modernist art and architecture, ranging from modern and contemporary art to design subjects.

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Professor William Gaver

Professor of Design, Co-Director of the Interaction Research Studio, Co-Programme Leader MPhil/PhD
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Bill’s research concerns design-led methodologies and innovative technologies for everyday life.

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Rebecca Glyn-Blanco

Associate Lecturer
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Rebecca's work is concerned with migration and its systems, displacement of people and their representation in material and visual culture.

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Sean Hall

Lecturer in Design
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Sean researches the ways designed objects have normalising conditions of production and categories of consumption.

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Arjun Harrison Mann

Lecturer in Design
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Arjun is a London-based designer, activist and advocate for dialogue, whose practice proposes the role of dialogical design in Post-Visual Communication.

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Liam Healy

Associate Lecturer
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Liam is an associate lecturer and tutor in studio practice on the BA Design.

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Liam Hinshelwood

Lecturer in Design
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Liam’s research interests focus on the role that design plays in the processes of innovation within organisations.

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Ruby Hoette

Lecturer in Design, Programme Co-Lead MA in Design: Expanded Practice
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Ruby is a designer/researcher exploring fashion in context, seeking to expand what constitutes fashion practice.

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Tobie Kerridge

Lecturer in Design
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Tobie is committed to taking a collaborative and speculative approach to design.

Richard Kimbell

Emeritus Professor of Design Education
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Richard specialises in areas of design concerned with curriculum and assessments in schools.

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Carolyn Kirschner

Associate Lecturer
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Carolyn is a designer and researcher with a background in architecture. Her work explores entanglements of humans, non-humans, bits, bytes, ecologies and emerging technologies.

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Juliette Kristensen

Lecturer in Design
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Juliette is a design researcher, theorist and historian with a background in cultural studies and critical theory.

Patrick Lacey

Lecturer in Design
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Working as part of a collective, Patrick concentrates on the collaborative and social aspects of design.

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Dash MacDonald

Lecturer in Design
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Dash creates participatory projects centred on popular education and critical and creative citizenship participation.

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Naho Matsuda

Researcher, Interaction Research Studio
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Naho has interests in social engagement and interactive experiences, using performance, objects and installation.

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Katherine May

Lecturer in Design
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Katherine works as a designer/researcher, examining the life of textile materials through research and making.

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Nicholas Mortimer

Lecturer in Design
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Nicholas is a designer who explores the construction of narratives that surround technological progress.

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Liliana Ovalle

Research Fellow
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Liliana is a Research Fellow at the Interaction Research Studio.

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Soomi Park

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Soomi’s work discusses the complex relationship between emerging technologies and human desires.

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Sarah Pennington

Associate Lecturer in Design
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Sarah has been teaching at Goldsmiths since 2015 as an Associate Lecturer in Design, and tutors on BA Contextual Studies and MA Expanded Practice.

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Laura Potter

Senior Lecturer
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Laura’s specialist background is in craft, particularly concerning the theory and practice of contemporary jewellery.

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Corinne Quin

Lecturer in Design
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Corinne's work explores how narrative, images and materiality are involved in the production of space.

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Pete Rogers

Senior Computing Tutor (

Pete’s interests are in physical computing, mapping-geolocation, crowd theory and participative sensing.

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Naama Schendar

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Naama Schendar is a performer, director and filmmaker. Her work explores how narrative, speculation and the body are involved in the construction of socio-political norms.

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Andy Sheen

Creative Technologist, Interaction Research Studio
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Andy has extensive knowledge of designing and building systems for commercial release.

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Rose Sinclair

Lecturer in Design Education
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Rose is interested in the use of CAD/CAM for creative development and the textile history of Caribbean women in the UK.

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Juliet Sprake

Senior Lecturer in Design
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Juliet is interested in mobile learning, participatory sensing and designing methods for navigating the urban landscape.

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Professor Kay Stables

Emeritus Professor of Design Education

Kay’s current research is on alternative approaches to design and technology education in schools.

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Mathilda Tham

Lecturer in Design
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Mathilda’s work sits in a positive, creative and activist space between design, futures studies and sustainability.

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Mike Vanis

Creative Technologist, Interaction Research Studio
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Mike has a background in interaction design, electronic engineering and computer science.

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Mike Waller

Head of Design
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Mike's research continues to develop design innovation research through Goldsmiths Prospecting and Innovation Studio (Pi Studio).

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Matt Ward

Senior Lecturer
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Matt’s research spans a wide range of interests from speculative design to radical pedagogy

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Dr Alex Wilkie

Reader in Design and Social Science
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Alex Wilkie is Reader in Design and Social Science and he is Director of the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP) hosted by the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths.

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Professor John Wood

Emeritus Professor in Design
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John devised electronic toys and interactive installations, before adapting his approach to inventing and performing.