I have started a new role as Head of Programmes (Innovation Design Engineering and Global Innovation Design) at the Royal College of Art. The two programmes are run jointly with Imperial College London
You can see the article I wrote for the Times Higher Education website Campus entitled How to embed creativity more fully into university curricula where I suggest five key strategies to enhance student creativity through university curricula.
I have written a new article for the Education Blog Platform where I talk about taking a new educational approach in the UK that encourages creativity just as much as it encourages an understanding of current knowledge.
You can listen to a talk I gave about the relationship between creativity, attention and relaxation on the Faculti podcast, available of various podcast platforms (Apple, Spotify, etc.).
It is based on the findings from my work on The Physiological Response to Drawing and its Relation to Attention and Relaxation
You can see the recording of my keynote talk entitled ‘The purpose of being creative in the new economy‘ at La Digital Tech Conference in Rennes, France on the 6th December.
Please see my latest article published in “The Conversation”, on how purpose and being creative link to happiness.
I am a co-investigator in the AHRC funded project called Clwstwr Creadigol that aims to put innovation at the core of media production in South Wales. The academic team is a collaboration between Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
As part of that work, please check out the six strategies I suggest to follow to enhance your creativity,
This is a video of my inaugural Professorial Lecture where I share my thoughts on why creativity is important for our own happiness, for the happiness of others and for our learning and growth. I highlight different ways creativity can manifest, and present some of the key factors that affect our creativity, including the role of purpose and our ‘state of being’. Finally, I reflect on the implications for how we educate our students, and how we run our organisations.
Note that I refer to a video clip in my talk of a famous try in rugby which could not be recorded for copyright reasons, so follow this link to watch it.