|Position:||Senior Research Fellow|
Development of strategic research across art and design.
Duties and Responsibilities
English, Philosophy, Cultural History.
- Participation, collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
- Practice-led research in particular focused on art and ecology (see publications)
- Design in Action – design-led business support (AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub, British Council Newton Fund award)
- Evaluating Knowledge Exchange (DMI Boston 2016)
- Arts and Health in particular patient pathways and environments (Design4Health 2011, 2013, 2015)
- The Art(s) of Failure (Scottish Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities Summer School Workshop with EK Reeder University of Glasgow)
2016 Co-I. Design Entrepreneurship. British Council Newton Fund (Gray's) £45,000. Successful.
2015 Co-I. Cultural Leadership and the Place of the Artist, AHRC Follow On Funding (Gray's). £99,900. Successful
2012. University of Edinburgh Challenge Fund (ECA). Sought £8,000. Successful.
2011. AHRC. Collaborative Doctoral Award. Leadership (Gray's). Successful.
2006. AHRC Nature of Creativity. The Artist as Leader (Gray's). Sought £30,000. Successful.
Member of the Institute of Fundraising
Associate Member of the Scottish Artists Union (Served on the Executive 2006-2016)
External / Professional Roles
Producer of sited arts projects
Director Ayr Gaiety Partnership
With Douglas, A. 2016. Inconsistency and Contradiction: Lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. In Elemental: an Arts and Ecology Reader. Manchester: The Gaia Project.
With Gulari, N.M., 2015. Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? 17th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education, Loughboough University, Loughborough, UK
With Hepburn, L.; Hamilton, A.; Sands, J. 2015. Immersing the artist and designer in the needs of the clinician: evolving the brief for distraction and stress reduction in a new Child Protection Unit. Sheffield: Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015, 13 – 16 July 2015,, Sheffield UK.
With Kearney, G. 2015. Owning Failure: can the concept of failure redefine success? International Journal of Art & Design Education 34(3):309-318 · October 2015
2014. Working Together. In New Energies: Land Art Generator Initiative: Copenhagen. London, Munich and New York: Prestel
2014 Scottish Artists bring nature into healthcare: approaches to Biophilic Design. Global Healthcare and Arts Alliance conference, Houston, USA.
With Harris, P. 2013. Practising Equality: Issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality. Participations: International Journal of Audience Research. 10:2 Nov.
2013. Art is a Dynamic Relationship with the Environment. Creativity and Human Development International eJournal Dec. http://www.creativityjournal.net/index.php/contents/articles/item/204-art_environment_relationship#.VS-NRZOPy8B [accessed 16 April 2015]
With Hamilton, A. and Sands, J. 2013. Dignified Spaces: deinstitutionalising spaces in the heart of the clinical environment. Proceedings of Sheffield: 2nd European Design for Health Conference.
With Mullins, J. and Urquhart, D. 2012. CoRE Challenges: the artist in residence programme at the British Heart Foundation Centre for Research Excellence, Queens Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh. Texas A&M: SEAD Network. https://seadnetwork.wordpress.com/white-paper-abstracts/final-white-papers/core-challenges-the-artist-in-residence-programme-at-the-british-heart-foundation-centre-for-research-excellence-queens-medical-research-institute-university-of-edinburgh/ [accessed 16 April 2015]
With Isles, C., Cusack, P., Lankston, L. 2012. Visual art in hospitals: case studies and review of the evidence, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
2012. Collaborative Relationships. Newcastle: a-n The Artists Information Company. https://www.a-n.co.uk/p/2228113 [accessed 16 April 2015]
2011. Distraction and Attention: Health, Nature and Art in the GROVE project at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's New Stobhill Hospital. Proceedings of Sheffield: 1st European Design for Health Conference.
With Douglas, A. 2009. The Artist as Leader Research Report. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.
With Douglas, A. 2009. Working in Public: Art, Practice, and Policy Creative Scotland: Public Art Research+Resource Scotland http://archive.publicartscotland.com/reflections/39/index.html [accessed 16 April 2015]
With Sands, J. 2009. New Victoria and New Stobhill Hospitals' Art Projects Creative Scotland: Public Art Research+Resource Scotland http://archive.publicartscotland.com/reflections/71/index.html [accessed 16 April 2015]