I have significant experience working across an eclectic mix of sectors and disciplines – design, innovation and, more recently, academic & applied research, with earlier careers in agriculture and IT systems support. I am:
: flexible, adaptable and creative.
: a thinker and practical, solutions-focused do-er – model-maker – with attention to form, function and detail.
: compassionate, supportive and encouraging – I aim to bring out the best in others.
Skill sets include applied research, design practice, problem definition & resolution, bid-writing and innovation management. I identify as a designer in the broadest sense and employ designerly thinking in everything I do.
- May 2018
MSc Design Management
University of Salford2002 - 2005
BSc Product Design & Development
University of Salford1997 - 2000
HND Business Studies with Agriculture
Humberside College of Agriculture1985 - 1988
Clubs and Associations
: Member, Design Research Society
Interests and Hobbies
: Making the most of family life (married, 3 teenage kids)
: Volunteer Controller & Driver, North West Blood Bikes - Lancs and Lakes
: Active member and Director of Delph Sailing Club, Egerton, nr. Bolton.