Creativity, Design & Innovation Staff
Research staff in the IDEAS Creativity, Design & Innovation theme:
Michael Agnew is a subject leader in printmaking whose research investigates extremes of reality/fantasy in relation to Scottish literature & history, autobiography, apocrypha and place.
Amar is a course leader whose research interests include energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD and virtual reality.
David Blyth is a lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice whose research inquiry addresses the practice of Taxidermy as a vehicle to deconstruct notions of skill, making, expertise and amateurism.
Andrew is a lecturer in Architecture and Architectural Technology respectively. Research interests include live project teaching, contemporary refurbishment of traditional buildings, mid-century Scandinavian architecture and community engagement with architecture.
Research is focused around issues relating to placing art in public.
Andrew Cranston is a lecturer in painting with a research interest in how painting, drawing and architectural space relates to literary fiction.
Gokay Deveci is Professor of Architecture at the Scott Sutherland School and has an international reputation for his expertise in affordable and sustainable low energy housing.
Anne Douglas is a research professor predominantly interested in practice-led research that examines the role of the professional artist as a catalyst for social change.
Senior Lecturer in Grays School of Art, Overview of Admissions and First Year curriculum
Sue Fairburn is a lecturer in design & product design with research interests in extreme environments/space architecture, reciprocity, regenerative principles and knowledge exchange.
Present research has been in early dialogue with Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (audiology, speech therapy and radiology units) investigating the properties of water and sound as learning and educational tools for the deaf.
Charlie Hackett, Lecturer at Gray's School of Art, leads research into public health and marginalised groups while collaborating with specialists outside the arts arena.
Jim Hamlyn is a subject leader for Photographic & Electronic Media whose research interest in fine art focuses specifically on the ephemeral (water and light) within public and private space.
Paul Harris, Head of Gray's School of Art, holds numerous external roles in key cultural and teaching groups and is RGU's principle investigator for the AHRC funded Design in Action project.
Richard Laing, Professor of Built Environment Visualisation at the Scott Sutherland School, has research interests in built environment visualisation, conservation, sustainable urban design & building information modelling.
Penny is a masters course leader in the Scott Sutherland School and is currently undertaking a PhD looking at the impact of ideas about environment and ecology on architectural theory.
Dr Fiona Maciver works on the European Commission FP7 COnCEPT project
David McClean has been Head of The Scott Sutherland School since 2006 and completed his PhD in 2009 on the subject of Architecture Education. He was appointed Professor in October 2013.
Andrea Peach, a design and craft historian and lecturer in Contextual and Critical Studies, explores the idea of 'craft' and 'the craft object' as a cultural commodity and signifier of national identity.
Jon Pengelly is a lecturer in product design, joint subject leader for the Masters MDEs MFA course & an established member of the IDEAS Research Institute.
Huda is a part time Lecturer in Architectural Technology. Research interests are mainly focused on Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Information Technology (IT) in the conceptual phase of design processes or construction.
Jonathan is Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology.
Josie Steed is course leader for Fashion & Textile Design with a research interest in the pervasive nature of textiles as a key component of contemporary material culture.
Bruce is a Lecturer in modules on both Architecture and Built Environment courses. Current research interests include low and zero carbon technologies for buildings, and sustainable development.
David is a Lecturer in Architecture whose research interests include the history & theory of architecture, contemporary Spanish architecture and 20th century parliamentary architecture.
Dr Zaman, Lecturer in Urban Design at the Scott Sutherland School and a member of IDEAS, researches urbanism in Scottish and Asian cities. He also conducts the ‘place making with children and the community’ research project.