PhD, University of Huddersfield
MA History of Design, Middlesex University
BA (Hons) Industrial Design (Eng), Teesside Polytechnic

Teaching Experience

2008 – to date
Sheffield Hallam University:
Professor of Design & Design History (2012)

Reader in Design (2008)

1994 – 2008
University of Huddersfield:
Senior Staff, School Management (2005)
Principal Lecturer, Design Department (1999)
Senior Lecturer, Design Department (1994)

Industrial Experience

1993 – 1994
Paul Atkinson Industrial Design: Design Consultancy
1992 – 1993
Peter Cox Products: Research and Development Manager
1990 – 1992

Creative Analysis Ltd.: Design Director
1989 – 1990

Paul Atkinson Industrial Design: Design Consultancy
1987 – 1989

Buxton, Wall, McPeake Ltd.: Designer
1986 – 1987

Sunbeam International Ltd.: Designer
1985 – 1985

Philips Corporate Industrial Design, Eindhoven: Designer
1979 – 1983

Charles S. Madan & Co. Ltd.: Engineering Apprentice

Part Time Lecturing

1988 – 1994
At various times over this six year period, I worked as a part-time lecturer on design courses at University College Salford, the University of Teesside, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Huddersfield

External Work

The Design Journal published by Berg
Associate Editor: 2009 to date
Editorial Advisory Board: 2000 to 2009

Interiors: Design, Architecture and Culture published by Berg
Editorial Advisory Board: 2009 to date

Journal of Design History published by Oxford University Press
Editorial Board: 2002 to 2010

Point Art & Design Research Journal published by CHEAD
Editorial Board: 2001

Design History Society Newsletter published by the DHS
Editor: 1999 to 2002

AHRC Peer Review Panel 2: Visual Arts and Media
Member 2008

AHRC Peer Review College
Member 2006 to date

Design History Society
Executive Committee Member 1998 to 2002

European Academy of Design
Deputy Chair 2009 to date
Executive Committee Member 2005 to date

International Committee of Design Histories and Design Studies
Executive Committee Member 2008 to date

Higher Education Academy (formerly Institute of Learning &Teaching)
Member (ILTM) 2001
Fellow (FHEA) 2007

Chartered Society of Designers
Committee Member 1987 to 1991

Keynote Lectures

Amateur Interactions: The Impact of Post Industrial Manufacturing,
International Symposium on Interactive Design 2010, CAFA, Beijing, China, 2010

(Un)Limited Words: Back to the Future,
PICNIC’10 Festival, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010

The Changing Role of Design in a Post-Professional Era,
(Un)Limited Design Forum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2010

Post-Professional Design,
General Assembly of Danish Designers, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

Post-Professional Design,
‘Flirting with the Future’, 5th SIDeR Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands 2009

Man in a briefcase: the social construction of the laptop computer,
‘Digital Design Products’ Conference, Design School Kolding, Denmark, 2004

Post-Industrial Manufacturing Systems,
‘Challenging Craft’ Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland 2004

Gifs, Tiffs and Jpegs: Materiality and Museology in a Digital Age,
Symposium on Design, Technology and Cultural History, Turku, Finland, 2002

External PhD Research Workshops & Lectures

Linking design theory, practice and history, University of Central England, 2006

Materiality and emotion in digital design, Falmouth College of Arts, 2003

The design history of computing technology, University of Turku, Finland, 2002

The material culture of the office computer, Manchester Metropolitan University 2000

External Examining
: Historical and Theoretical Studies:

Kingston University, 2008 to 2012

Falmouth College of Arts, 2005 to 2009

University of Westminster, 2000 to 2003

External Examining:Design Practice

Kingston University, 2009 to 2012

University College for the Creative Arts, 2004 to 2008

Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, 2001 to 2002


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