Research staff in the IDEAS Creativity, Design & Innovation theme:

  • Michael Agnew

    Michael Agnew

    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 Bennadji

    Amar Bennadji

    Amar is a course leader whose research interests include energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD and virtual reality.  

  • David Blyth

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    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 Brown

    Andrew Brown

    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.  

  • Jim Buckley

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    Research is focused around issues relating to placing art in public.  

  • Andrew Cranston

    Andrew Cranston

    Andrew Cranston is a lecturer in painting with a research interest in how painting, drawing and architectural space relates to literary fiction.  

  • Gökay Deveci

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    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

    Anne Douglas

    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.  

  • Craig Ellis

    Craig Ellis

    Seniot Lecturer in Grays School of Art, Overview of Admissions and First Year curriculum  

  • Susan Fairburn

    Sue Fairburn

    Sue Fairburn is a lecturer in design & product design with research interests in extreme environments/space architecture, reciprocity, regenerative principles and knowledge exchange.  

  • Elaine Gowans

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    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

    Charles Hackett

    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

    Jim Hamlyn

    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.  

  • Gemma Kearney

    Gemma Kearney

    Gemma Kearney is a research fellow on the AHRC funded Design in Action project with interests in entrepreneurship, knowledge exchange and the use of open innovation in small businesses.  

  • Mohammed Kishk

    Dr Mohammed Kishk

    Dr Kishk is the Group Lead of Operations Management and a Senior Lecturer in Project Management within the Department of Management, Aberdeen Business School.  

  • Richard Laing

    Richard Laing

    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 Lewis

    Penny Lewis

    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.  

  • Fiona Maciver

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    Dr Fiona Maciver works on the European Commission FP7 COnCEPT project  

  • Julian Malins

    Julian Malins

    Julian Malins, course leader for the research masters course and senior school lecturer, currently focuses his research on design methodologies that support innovation within SMEs.  

  • David McClean

    David McClean

    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

    Andrea Peach

    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

    Jon Pengelly

    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 Salman

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    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 Scott

    Jonathan Scott

    Jonathan is Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology.  

  • Josie Steed

    Josie Steed

    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 Taylor

    Bruce Taylor

    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 Vila Domini

    David-Vila Domini

    David is a Lecturer in Architecture whose research interests include the history & theory of architecture, contemporary Spanish architecture and 20th century parliamentary architecture.  

  • Grant Wilson

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    Grant Wilson is a Lecturer in Aberdeen Business School  

  • Quazi Mohd Mahtab-uz Zaman

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    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.