Creativity, Design & Innovation Staff
Research staff in the IDEAS Creativity, Design & Innovation theme:
My research investigates the making of contemporary artworks/artefacts for public exhibitions that examine the extremes of reality/fantasy in relation to Scottish literature & history, locale, the autobiographical, apocrypha and place.
Amar is a course leader whose research interests include energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD and virtual reality.
David's research inquiry addresses the practice of Taxidermy as a vehicle to deconstruct notions of skill, making, expertise and amateurism.
Andrew is a Lecturer for both Architecture and Architectural Technology courses. Research interests include live project teaching, contemporary refurbishment of traditional buildings, mid-century Scandinavian architecture and issues surrounding community engagement with architecture, in particular in rural locations.
Research is focused around issues relating to placing art in public.
Research interests include painting, drawing and architectural space.
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.
Interested in developing critical approaches to art that draw a creative relationship between the artist, specific place and culture, where that culture is experiencing radical social and economic change.
Interests are in the areas of sculpture and contemporary Fine Art practice, with emphasis on making as thinking and the relationship between object and viewer.
Sue Fairburn was appointed as a Lecturer at Gray's School of Art in 2007. Prior to that time she held a variety of research and management related posts in the areas of International Health, Design for Development, Design for Extreme Environments, and Industrial Rehabilitation.
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 works in perceived marginal spaces with constituent groups - immigrants, refugees, and urban youth - to define new forms of public engagement through art.
Jim Hamlyn has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work uses an interdisciplinary approach which incorporates a wide range of media from public sculpture and installation to interactive media and the moving image.
Course leader for MA Art and Design, UG Critical and Contextual Studies lecturer, Guests@Gray’s visiting lecture programme coordinator. Research interests in contextual writing, curatorial practice in art and design, contextual and critical studies in culture, art and design, exhibition curating, management, and audience interpretation, interdisciplinary/collaborative practice.
Interdisciplinary reseearch focusing on various interfacings between word and image, including the visual aspects of writing; writings by artists; the classification of artists and art practices according to pre-existing signifying systems.
Richard Laing is Professor of Built Environment Visualisation at the Scott Sutherland School. He is also research and REF coordinator.
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.
Julian is currently Professor of Design at Gray’s School of Art and a principal member of the IDEAS Research Institute and Director of the Centre for Design Innovation (www.c4di.org.uk).
A design and craft historian interested in exploring the idea of ‘craft’ and the craft object as a cultural commodity and signifier of national identity.
Lecturer Product Design, Joint Subject Leader Masters MDEs MFA Course & Established Member 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.
Responsible for managing and co-ordinating the delivery of the undergraduate Fashion & Textiles programme
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 modules. His research interests are in Architecture Design, History & Theory of Architecture, Renaissance & Classicism, Contemporary Spanish Architecture, 20th Century Parliamentary Architecture and The Palace of the Aljafería.