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Canada Research Chair in Creativity, Toronto Metropolitan University

David Gauntlett is Canada Research Chair in Creativity at the Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, where he leads the Creativity Everything lab. He is the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (2007), Making Media Studies (2015), and Making is Connecting (2011, second edition 2018). He has made a number of popular online resources, videos and playthings, and has pioneered creative research and workshop methods. He has worked with a number of the world’s leading creative organisations, including the BBC, the British Library, and Tate. For 12 years he has worked with LEGO and the LEGO Foundation on innovation in creativity, play and learning. Website:


  • 2018–present
    Canada Research Chair in Creativity, Ryerson University
  • 2006–2018
    Professor and Director of Research, University of Westminster
  • 2003–2006
    Professor and Director of Research, Bournemouth University
  • 1996–2003
    Lecturer, University of Leeds