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Dr Hugo Glover

Assistant Professor

Department: Arts

Hugo Glover is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences at Northumbria University. He lectures on experimental design, practice-based research, interdisciplinary design thinking and tacit knowledge.

Hugo holds a Ph.D. from the Innovation Design Engineering Department at the Royal College of Art, London, an MA in Design Products also from the Royal College of Art, and a BA in Industrial Design with Applied Technologies (Distinction) degree from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Prior to academia he worked in product design, branding, motion graphics, animation, and digital film restoration.

His educational interests are experiential learning, learning through play and collaborative learning spaces that initiate curiosity. Hugo's passion is to support students in discovering new skills, the sharing of ideas and lateral thinking.

With an industry background and extensive professional network, he utilises his industry contacts to enhance the student experience, through guest speakers, live brief enhancements and field trips. He is proud to acknowledge dyslexic thinking and ADHD as aspects he brings to thought-provoking practice-based research, teaching and making.

Hugo Glover

Hugo's research encompasses tacit knowledge, pilgrimage and learning through doing. He is an artist–maker, flexible and skilled with mediums such as CGI animation, machining, carpentry and sewing. His current research is centred around growing a network of international practice-based academics working across cultural, historic, artistic and experimental explorations of meaning making.

  • Design Studies PhD February 18 2021
  • Design Studies MA June 30 2002
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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