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John’s research interests concern the application of design methods to emerging contexts of innovation especially applied to social, cross-cultural and humanitarian innovation.

John holds a BSc in Molecular Biology from King's College, London, an MDes in IDE from the RCA / Imperial College and a PhD in Design and Strategy from Cambridge University.

He has twelve years’ experience in industry, including five as Head of Design/UX for a dot-com tech company, and three years as an independent design consultant, working for clients such as Orange, Quentin Blake, Consumers’ Association (Which?), British Gas, EMAP Publishing, McDonald’s, Hewlett-Packard, Diageo, npower, Sky, American President Lines and Thomson Travel Group.

Prior to joining the RCA, John was Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle, where he taught on MA programmes in Design, Design Management and Multidisciplinary Design Innovation (MDI).

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