Work with our Staff

Join forces with award-winning academics and researchers

We collaborate with companies to deliver research projects. This work could include analysing a new business model, looking at the impact of new technology, or conducting research into social or ethical aspects of your industry.

Commissioned research

Your company commissions a specific piece of research, but does not take an active role in the research. This could be analysing a new business model, the impact of new technology or research into a social or ethical aspect of your industry.

Collaborative research

You initiate and expand research in partnership with the college and often a public sector body. This type of research project involves more active engagement from you than commissioned research.


Rather than conducting specific research, we draw upon our specialist, collective knowledge to advise on specific aspects of your business or organisations.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Partnerships are created under a funding scheme managed by Innovate UK. This kind of project gives you access to funding and specific academic expertise within a project that delivers measurable results for your business.

Staff Profiles

  • Photograph: Portrait of Craig Burston, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design Course Leader
    Image © Alys Tomlinson

    Craig Burston

    Craig is Course Leader on BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design.

  • Photograph: Portrait of Valerie Mace, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Spatial Design
    Image © Alys Tomlinson

    Valerie Mace

    Valerie is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces

  • Photograph: Portrait of Dr Alison Prendiville, Service Design Senior Researcher

    Dr Alison Prendiville

    Alison is a Senior Researcher in Service Design.

  • Photograph: Portrait of Vivienne Francis, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Journalism
    Image © Alys Tomlinson

    Vivienne Francis

    Vivienne is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Journalism.

  • Photograph: Portrait of Anne Williams, Photography Programme Director

    Anne Williams

    Anne is Programme Creative Director for PhotoLab.

  • Image © Alys Tomlinson

    Dr David Hoyle

    David is Course Leader for MA Television.