Areas of research
Research at PhD level in the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design is inclusive and interdisciplinary. We welcome research proposals that explore inclusive design within the areas of people, place and technology.
Previous projects include:
Candidates whose research is people centred and involves inclusive processes will benefit from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design’s theoretical and methodological expertise in inclusive design. Jointly supervised candidates will also benefit from inclusion in HHCD knowledge exchange activities including a twice yearly event and team activities.
Candidates are registered to one of the RCA Schools and supervised jointly with academics within the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design.
Applicants are advised to contact the School that most closely matches their research interests in the first instance and to make an application through the RCA application portal.
Research projects can be undertaken by practice or thesis routes. Visit our research degrees page to find out more.
Senior Research Fellow
Jo-Anne is a design anthropologist whose research involves multi / inter-disciplinary collaboration and participatory engagement in the inclusive design process.
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.
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.