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 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.
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.
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 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, works as a social-research artist collaborating with specialists outwith the arts arena.
Jim Hamlyn is a subject leader for Photographic & Electronic Media, with a research interest in fine art and pedagogy.
Iain Irving is course leader for the MA Art & Design course whose research focuses on the occupation, craft and habitus of the independent curator working within a networked, entrepreneurial model.
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.
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.
Stuart is an industrial associate/associate researcher and director of Creative Frontline, his company specialising in creativity, design and innovation.
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.
François Matarasso is an Honorary Professor, independent writer and researcher, whose work has been recognised internationally. Current projects focus on artistic taste and musical intelligence.
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.
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.
Judy Spark, lecturer in BA Contemporary Art Practice (CAP), has research interests in ethical & phenomenological thought in relation to human experience of the ‘natural’ world, particularly the ways in which that experience is mediated by varieties of 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 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.