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Dr Stuart English

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

A specialist in design led innovation, Dr. English leads a portfolio of postgraduate programmes, he is creator of Ideas-lab and has returned outputs in all five of the University’s REF submissions (2013, 2008, 2001, 1996 and 1992). His work on relational problem framing has initiated new methods, new products and new IP through an inclusive approach based on design led entrepreneurship. This addresses multi and cross-disciplinary contexts bounded by clarity of market objectives, and has led to numerous new companies and filed patents. The concept of multiple perspective problem framing developed by English as part of a PhD by publication (2011) provides the foundation for the development of ongoing academic collaboration, new postgraduate curricula, intellectual property and commercial value for business both through contract research and CPD.

Stuart English


  • Design Studies PhD July 14 2011
  • Education PGCE January 01 1990

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Unblocking the Circular Economy, Scott-Harden, S., English, S., Skanda, A., Schurg, L., Elleke, K., Morison, B. 2 Sep 2019
  • Encouraging reflective practice through action research process models, English, S. 11 Jun 2018, Transition in, through and out of higher education, Abingdon, Taylor & Francis
  • Face masks, Medical aids, Light treatment apparatus [medical use], English, S., Hewitt, I., Richard, K., Holland, M. 7 Mar 2018
  • A design-relevant mindfulness device, Rojas, F., English, S., Young, R., Spencer, N. 6 Sep 2017, In: The Design Journal
  • A design-relevant mindfulness device, Rojas, F., English, S., Young, R., Spencer, N. 12 Apr 2017
  • Bridging Mindfulness and Design, Rojas, F., English, S., Young, R., Spencer, N. 23 Jul 2016
  • Design Entrepreneurship in Innovation, Aftab, M., English, S., Lievesley, M., Antonio De Filho, M., Agustine Rusli, H., Smith, P., Hunt, P. 29 Jul 2016

PGR Supervision

  • Fernando Rojas Otero A Design-Relevant Mindfulness-Based Intervention Start: 07/10/2014
  • Dhrumin Giasotta Start: 01/03/2018
  • Rafiq Elmansy Start: 01/10/2017
  • Marcos De Lima Filho Design Evolution by Creative Destruction Start: 01/10/2014

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