Personal profile

Summary

I am an interior architect and a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Interiors at the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Portsmouth. My research and teaching combine interests in interdisciplinary design practice, material use research, regenerative design in interiors, and exploring the relationship between the body and interior space from a holistic perspective, emphasising the experienced, cultural, and social aspects of interior spaces. currently, I Co-Chair the Faculty-Wide Practice Research for the School of Architecture and Design. The group offers a range of activities and events during the academic year, designed to enhance and increase your potential REF outputs in the creative and cultural industries.  It also provides bespoke support in fund bidding and publishing for group members.

I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2021, following 8 years of teaching at the University of Edinburgh and two years of teaching at Napier University and abroad. Since 2007, I have taught a wide range of subjects for Interior Architecture and Design and Architecture courses in various Schools of Architecture and Design.  I have a Doctorate in Interior Design, awarded by the University of Edinburgh in 2021. I also obtained an MA in Interior Design, focusing on fashion and textile innovation and new applications, and a BA (Hons 1st) in Interior Architecture. I have over six years of experience in professional practice in interior architecture and design in the UK (Scotland) and abroad.

My doctoral research, an interdisciplinary study through practice, contributes original insights to interdisciplinary studies in the context of practice and design studies. It provides an in-depth study of the interdisciplinary integration process, highlights its activation mechanism and conditions, and makes an original contribution to the use of textiles in spatial design. It identifies TSI (Temporary Soft Interior space) as a research framework and a potential area for further research.

 

 

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Fashioning space: transforming the use of textiles and their inherent properties by integrating spatial and garment design practices in space design and fabrication, University of Edinburgh

20 Sept 201211 Oct 2020

Award Date: 21 Feb 2021

MA, Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles Innovation and New Applications, Heriot-Watt University

Award Date: 21 Oct 2010

Keywords

  • NA Architecture
  • Interdisciplinarity Research
  • Interdisciplinarity Design Practice
  • Textile Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior design
  • History and Theory of Body and Space
  • Fashion Design
  • Sustainability
  • Inclusive Design
  • Reflective Practice
  • Experiential Learning
  • Practice-led Research
  • Regenerative Design