I am an educator and researcher bringing strategic experiential dimensions to design education and practice, prioritising the creation of meaningful and sustaining environments for place making, emotional attachment to place and wellbeing through sensory design and storytelling. My work is interdisciplinary, enabling me to contribute to a broad range of creative fields including spatial design, narrative environments, visual communication, user experience, and social innovation. I am a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy with leadership experience in the development and management of design courses, shaping creative disciplines into future facing innovative curricula. I also develop experiential learning activities for sensory-emotional design with universities and organisations in the UK and internationally. I am currently completing PhD, a sensory study on the personalisation of experience and its contribution to emotional attachment to place.
This blog is a repository of projects, collaborations, contributions to conferences, seminars, and publications centred on the primacy of sensing in environmental experience. It was originally set up as a resource for HE students.