Personal profile

Biography

I am an experienced Interior Designer and Educator, with extensive knowledge of commercial practice and project delivery.

I have taught at both Masters & Under-graduate level, at several Scottish Institutions, including Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, and Edinburgh College of Art, and in addition have delivered online teaching for The Interactive Design Institute. I have been involved in the development and expansion of new programmes, writing course content and support materials.

In addition to my recent academic posts, I have over 18 years of professional commercial experience in Interior Design & Project Management inclusive of Concept Design: Drawing Packages: Statutory Approvals: Site Acquisition & Landlords Negotiations: Design & Specification: FF&E: Brand Implementation: Client liaison & Presentation: Contract Administration: Handover & Snagging.

Extensive Experience in -
Drinks & Leisure Industry
Brand Homes & Visitor Experiences
Independent & Brand Restaurants & Bars
Retail & Exhibition

Teaching

Year 3 Course Cordinator Interior Design

I teach across all years on the under-graduate Interior Design programme here at ECA.

Current Research Interests

 

Scale and Materiality: Narrative Environments: Brand: Design process

Research Groups

Lines : Design(ing) Stories

About the group

Design(ing) Stories group has a broad interest in narrative and storytelling which incorporates process, practice and structure. 

We are interested in how and why we tell stories in and through visual and material culture.

We have a multi-disciplinary approach to research with perceived outputs in talks, workshops, collaborative research and, eventually, new courses.

Websites

Office Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 09:00-17:00

 

Education/Academic qualification

Interior Design, Master of Arts, MA Interior Design, University of Brighton

Aug 1997Feb 1999

(Design) Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts, BA Hons Design (Interior Design), Glasgow School of Art

Aug 1993Jun 1996

External positions

External Examiner, Birmingham City University

1 Sept 20211 Sept 2025

External Examiner, University of Salford

1 Sept 20171 Sept 2021

Freelance Interior Designer

Keywords

  • NC Drawing Design Illustration
  • Interior Design

College Research Themes

  • Cultural Heritage

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