I am Associate Professor of Communication Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada. I have previously held full-time faculty positions of Senior Lecturer of Graphic Design at Manchester School of Art (UK) and Lecturer of Fashion Communication and Promotion at Nottingham Trent University (UK).

Focusing on community-engaged co-design and design for social inclusion, my practice and research has been featured in international design publications, journals and online platforms such as the Design for Health journal, Design Research for Change book series, IdN, Computer Arts, the Guardian and CNN. Alongside teaching, I founded and ran Manchester-based design studio, OWT, for six years. OWT started as an experimental and collaborative publication before growing into a fully-practicing design studio.

I hold an MA and a BA (Hons) in Design & Art Direction from Manchester School of Art and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Huddersfield University. In 2019 I received the Design Incubation Educators Award in the category of Teaching and in 2020 the Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence at Emily Carr University.