With a passion for product design and an eye for functional products that stand the test of time, I have enjoyed an exciting career within various industries of design and engineering. From creating performance fabrics to crafting premium electronic consumer goods and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), I have acquired invaluable experience and skills that have put me in an advantageous position in the industry.
I hope during the Ecological Citizens research project I am able to help set a new standard to prepare communities in helping nurture the environment for generations to come. As a lecturer, I have been able to share my diverse knowledge and experience of different techniques, design methodologies, and ways of working gained from my varied industry experience to the benefit of my students.
In 2014, I had the privilege of working at Dyson, where I honed my design skills and gained hands-on experience in consumer research, prototyping, testing, and design for manufacture. This opportunity led me to spend some time in Singapore, where I helped prepare a product for manufacture and assembly.
Additionally, my time at Unilever's Global Design Technology Hub allowed me to further develop my expertise in mentoring junior designers, designing for mass production, and developing plans and strategies to meet Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan.
Outside of work, I enjoy running, cycling, and embarking on adventures with loved ones.
|2023||DEFINING ECOLOGICAL CITIZENSHIP: CASE-STUDIES, PROJECTS, & PERSPECTIVES ANALYSED THROUGH A DESIGN-LED LENS, POSITIONING “PREFERABLE FUTURE(S)”, Design for Adaptation Cumulus Conference Proceedings Detroit 2022.
Dr. Robert Phillips1, Dr. Sarah West2, Alec Shepley3, Sharon Baurley1, Tom Simmons1, Dr. Neil Pickles3, Daniel Knox3
Honours and Awards
|03-09-2022||Fellow of the Higher Education Academy||Fellow of the Higher Education Academy|
|University of Chester||Visiting Lecturer in BA Product Design||01/01/2019 - 01/01/2020|
|Nottingham Trent University||HPL in BA/BSC Product Design||01/01/2020 - 01/01/2021|
|Unilever – Global Design Department||Senior Design Engineer||01/01/2017 - 01/01/2021|
|Dyson – Research Design and Development Department||Advanced & Senior Design Engineer||01/01/2014 - 01/01/2017|
|Wrexham University||Post Graduate Certificate||Learning and Teaching in Higher Education||01/09/2021 - 01/06/2022|
|Nottingham Trent University||Bachelor of Arts||Product Design||01/09/2003 - 01/06/2006|
Other Professional Activities
|A distributed approach to AI (Artificial Intelligence) and academic integrity
HEFCW-funded Welsh Integrity and Assessment Network Symposium Event
|Defining ecological citizenship; Case-studies, projects & perspectives; analysed through a design-led lens, positioning ‘preferable future (s)
Defining ecological citizenship; Case-studies, projects & perspectives; analysed through a design-led lens, positioning ‘preferable future (s)’Defining ecological citizenship; Case-studies, projects & perspectives; analysed through a design-led lens, positioning ‘preferable future (s)’.