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Senior Lecturer, Head of Department Design Innovation, National University of Ireland Maynooth

My research interests are focussed on collaborative interdisciplinary projects with design and health. These involve Visual Communication and work with NGOs in Mozambique to deliver malaria education and behaviour change.

Practice-led research into my own moving image work formed the core of my doctorate research. My work in education has also informed my pedagogic research into internationalisation, the moving image and lens-based media, forming an argument for future directions in art and design practice.

He has over 25 years of creative industry experience as an award-winning television graphic designer at BBC Television, and as a film and commercials director at The Moving Picture Company.


  • 2017–2018
    Associate Dean, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
  • 2010–2017
    Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University


  • 2013 
    Edinburgh Napier University, Doctorate
  • 2010 
    Institute of Education, University of London, MA Art & Design Education
  • 1987 
    Edinburgh College of Art, BA Hons Graphic Design


  • 2016
    Hybrid Practices in Moving Image Design - Methods of Heritage and Digital Production in Motion Graphics, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2015
    ‘Designing to Engage a Television Audience: how are different media used in tv ident creation?’, Arts and the Market (5.2)
  • 2014
    ‘Cultural Change in the Creative Industries: a case study of BBC Graphic Design from 1990-2011’. , Visual Communication (13.1)
  • 2012
    ‘Why Throw the Negs out with the Bath Water’ , International Journal of Art & Design Education (31.2)

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow HEA
  • Chartered Society of Designers
  • Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. (Royal Society of Arts)