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External Research Activities

Keynotes and Invited Research Lectures

2012 Keynote speaker: NordFo 2012: Making - International Conference on Materiality and Knowledge , Notodden, Norway, September 2012.

2011 Invited workshop leader on Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2010 Keynote speaker: AHRC doctoral training day, Duncan of Jordanston College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, UK.

2010 Invited speaker, ESRC seminar New Forms of Doctorate, London Knowledge Lab, UK, 2 October 2010.

2008 Invited plenary speaker: Artistic Research: Forschung durch Kunst und Design. Inaugural Symposium of the Doctoral Programme, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany, 17-18 October 2008.

2008 Invited plenary speaker: Swiss Design Network Symposium 2008 'FOCUSED'. Berne, Switzerland, 1-3 October 2007.

2007 Keynote speaker: The Art of Research: Connections between Research and Art/Design Practices, International Conference 2007, UIAH, Helsinki, Finland, 1-3 October 2007.

2007 Invited Panelist: 'New Craft - Future Voices' Conference, Research Exhibition, University of Dundee, UK.

2005- Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden; Manchester Metropolitan University: MIRIAD symposium; Coventry University/University of the Arts London: AHRC collaborative doctoral symposium; University of Central England (BIAD): doctoral symposium; University of Sunderland; University of Hertfordshire, School of Education: doctoral training day.

Editing, Reviewing and Conference Organisation,

2014-2015 Expert evaluator for the European Commission.

2014-16 Adviser for the International Conference of the Design Research Society, DRS2016, Brighton, UK, 27-29 June 2016.

2012-14 Co-organiser and Paper Chair for the International Conference of the Design Research Society, DRS2014, Umeå, Sweden, 16-19 June 2014.

2012-13 Co-organiser EKSIG2013: Knowing Inside Out - experiential knowledge, expertise and connoisseurship, EKSIG & Loughborough University, UK, 4-5 July 2013.

2010-11 Co-organisor and Academic Chair, EKSIG2011: SkinDeep - experiential knowledge and multi sensory communication, EKSIG & University for the Creative Arts.

2010- Member of the AHRC College of Peer Reviewers.

2009 Reviewer for the Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Elise-Richter-Programme).

2009 Founding Editor, Journal Craft Research, Intellect Publishers.

2008-09 Co-organisor and Academic Chair, International Conference on Experiential Knowledge 2009, London Metropolitan University, London, UK.

2007- Editorial Board: Journal of Visual Art Practice.

2007 Organisor of the Experiential Knowledge Conference 2007, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, and London Metropolitan University, London, UK.

2007- Convenor of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge

2006- University Partner for: Design Advanced Research Training (DART).

2006-2009 Associate Editor: Design Research Quarterly, Journal-newsletter of the Design Research Society.

2006- Reviewer for journals and book publications: Design Studies, International Journal of Design, Design Issues, Journal of Research Practice (since 2010: distinguished reviewer), Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education; Berg publishers.

2003- Member of Scientific Committee (Reviewer): Design Research Society, International Association of Societies of Design Research, Design and Emotion, Swiss Design Network, Research into Practice, Doctoral Education in Design.

Membership of Professional Bodies

2013- Higher Education Academy (HEA): Fellow

2002- Design Research Society (DRS): Council Member and Secretary for Special Interest Groups (since 2007)

2000-2007 Chartered Society of Designers (CSD): Graduate Member

1996- Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Germany: Member

Research Grants and Awards

2015 European RISE grant Designing for people with dementia: designing for mindful self-empowerment and social engagement.PI: Niedderer. Project partners include: Universities of Wolverhampton (co-ordinator), Luxembourg, Twente, TU Dresden, Queensland University of Technology; Alzheimer Europe, Nottinghamshire NHS Foundation Trust, Alexianer St Hedwig Kliniken Berlin, Zorggroep Sint Maarten, Intras, Eurecat, Picharchitects, Panton Design for Healthcare.

2014 Arts and Humanities Research Council - 'Design in Innovation’ development grant: Creating Sustainable Innovation through Design for Behaviour Change. PI: Niedderer. Project partners include Universities of Warwick, Loughborough, Lancaster, RCA, TU Twente and TU Delft.

2012 Argentium Guild Competition Winner: Silver prize.

2012 University of Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design: CADRE research sabbatical.

2008-2009 Arts and Humanities Research Council - AHRC practice-led Grant: Exploring New Avenues for Silver Design.

2008-2009 University of Wolverhampton - Start-up Grant: 'Using Argentium Silver and Direct Metal Laser Sintering'

2008-2009 University of Wolverhampton - ERAS Grant: 'Models of Art & Design Research'.

2005. The Arts Council England - Grant for Individuals: Exploring the Creative Possibilities of Argentium Silver and Laser Welding.

2001-2004 Alessi-Research-Scholarship. Falmouth College of Art, UK.

2001 Goldsmiths' Company Design Award (Silver Design). London, UK.

1999-2000 Bursary, Royal College of Art, London.

1998-1999 Scholarship. The Carl-Duisberg-Gesellschaft Köln, Germany.

1993 & 1995 Internationaler Edelstein-Preis, young competition. Idar-Oberstein, Germany.


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