I am Professor of Creativity at the Cardiff School of Art and Design and Director and co-founder of the Centre for Creativity, that undertakes research, training and consultancy in key areas of creativity. My research interests focus on creativity and innovation, combining ideas from anthropology and psychology, engineering and design. Previously, I worked for Apple Research and Ericsson Research in the design and development of new software and computer embedded products.
I am a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Outside of work I am a keen golfer and love to watch rugby. I also enjoy my woodland walks for peace and some inspiration – I am very fortunate to live on the edge of Newport, South Wales with a large woodland area on my doorstep. I have practiced meditation for about 20 years and use those skills in my work on creativity, and to chill out.