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Events and Conferences
Professor Jeremy Myerson
Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design
Jeremy is an academic, author and activist in design for nearly 40 years who began his working life as a journalist and was founder-editor of Design Week in 1986.
Professor Jo-Anne Bichard
Senior Research Fellow
Jo-Anne is a design anthropologist whose research involves multi / inter-disciplinary collaboration and participatory engagement in the inclusive design process.
Director, Design Age Institute
Colum is a senior design leader with a significant track record of developing inclusive products and services in the private, public and charitable sectors.
Dr Chris McGinley
Chris is a Senior Research Fellow at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD), based in the Royal College of Art (RCA), where he leads the Age & Diversity Research space.
Reader in Healthcare Design and Senior Research Fellow
Jonathan has spent sixteen years working in design in healthcare and leads the Healthcare Research Space at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art.
Dr Ninela Ivanova
Ninela is an interdisciplinary designer and researcher who is passionate about working co-creatively with people to educate and inspire audiences towards innovation and collaboration on a global scale.
Dr Katie Gaudion
Senior Research Associate.
Katie is a designer whose work celebrates neuro-diversity and whose research explores how design can improve living environments for autistic adults.
Senior Designer, Helix Centre
Gianpaolo is an Industrial Designer with over eight years experience in product design and development in healthcare.
Senior Research Associate
Gail's work focuses on people-centred design and co-design approaches, whether in the context of employee wellbeing, community engagement or public attitudes to new technology.
Dr Gerard Briscoe
Dr Sidse Carroll
Stephen is an award-winning designer with a broad professional experience working across a range of sectors including; consumer goods, transportation, mobile communications and FMCG.
Indira is a creative technologist and developer with a background in 2D and 3D animation, XR, emerging technologies and data visualisation.
Juliette is a designer and researcher with a long-standing interest in the relationship between technology and people’s identity.
Dr Will Renel
Rosie is a designer, illustrator and researcher who is passionate about the affordances of user-led design and considerate information design.
Sarah Britten Jones
More about the centre
Creative Leadership is not just another leadership strategy. It is a transformational process for individuals, groups and organisations based on the three human values of Empathy, Clarity and Creativity. Our ongoing research feeds into keynotes, workshops, projects, external education and professional development.
The annual Helen Hamlyn Design Awards recognise the best RCA student projects that use design to improve people’s lives. It is a competition that rewards creativity in people-centred design across all disciplines of the College.