Valerie is Course Leader and Senior Lecturer University of the Arts London and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Valerie’s research is grounded in phenomenological-ecology and situated in multi-sensory practices for experiential design. In her work, she integrates interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate embodied experiences, emotional qualities, and synergies between the micro and macro-scales of perception; to enhance and enrich experiential contexts between people and environment. She is conducting PhD research at Central Saint Martins, redefining personalisation as a catalyst for inclusion in the public realm. This research investigates how sensory design can cultivate visitors’ ability to develop positive emotional connections towards the environment the public interior, to develop a sensori-emotional framework for experiential design. 

Valerie regularly contributes to journal publications, conferences and seminars, including guest editor on “Multisensory Research and Design for Health and Wellbeing in Architectural Environments”, and contributed a chapter on ‘Transient Domesticity in the Urban Interior’ in ‘Interior Futures’. She also designs sensory and experiential activities for organisations and universities including MUZA Heritage Malta, Team London Bridge, Southwest Trains, UAL public programmes, the Royal College of Arts, Central St Martins, ESDI Higher School of Design and the University of Navarra.

This blog provides a snapshot of publications, conferences, seminars and activities, and also includes reviews of several significant experiential events.



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