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Prof Jayne Wallace


Department: Northumbria School of Design

As Professor of Craft, Digital Creativity and Wellbeing in the School of Design my work explores the potential of design and digital technologies, jewellery and the act of making to support sense of self across a range of human contexts. 

I’m co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Jewellery Research with Dr Roberta Bernabei and co-founder of the Research Through Design conference series with Prof Joyce Yee.

At Northumbria, I am based in the School of Design's CoCreate group, where I work with a brilliant group of academics, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers all exploring the intersection of design, technology and participation in a range of human contexts. I am also the steering group chair for the University's Integrated Health and Social Care 'multidisciplinary research theme'. I’m currently principal investigator on the Enabling Ongoingness research project funded by the EPSRC, Co-Investigator on the EPSRC Centre for Digital Citizens, Co-Investigator on the REAPPEAR project funded by PETRAS via the EPSRC and Co-Investigator on the EU Marie Curie funded OpenDoTT project. You can find out more about my work from my personal website.



Jayne Wallace

Campus Address

204a, CCE2, Design School
Northumbria University,
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Clustering and Unclustering: Understanding dialogic potential in design for Ongoingness, South, J., Wallace, J., Duncan, T., P. Carvalho, L., Groot, L., Koulidou, N., Montague, K. 28 Jun 2021, DIS '21, New York, ACM
  • Development of an ethical roadmap, Craig, C., Wallace, J., Montague, K., Koulidou, N., Fisher, H., Carvalho, L., Groot, L., Trueman, J., Lawson, S., Morrissey, K., Duncan, T., South, J. 31 May 2021, In: Design for Health
  • Physically distant but socially connected: streaming funerals, memorials and ritual design during COVID-19, Pitsillides, S., Wallace, J. 6 Aug 2021, Death, Grief and Loss in the Context of COVID-19, Abingdon, Oxon, Taylor & Francis
  • Prototyping Things: Reflecting on Unreported Objects of Design Research for IoT, Taylor, N., Rogers, J., Clarke, L., Skelly, M., Wallace, J., Thomas, P., George, B., Raj, R., Shorter, M., Thorne, M. 28 Jun 2021, Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021 (DIS ’21), June 28–July 2, 2021, New York, ACM
  • Design research to support ongoingness, Wallace, J., Duncan, T., Lawson, S., Trueman, J., Montague, K., Carvalho, L., Groot, L., Craig, C., Fisher, H., Koulidou, N. 16 Jul 2020, In: Bereavement Care
  • Drawing on Experiences of Self, Koulidou, N., Wallace, J., Sturdee, M., Durrant, A. 3 Jul 2020, In: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
  • HCI at end of life & beyond, Wallace, J., Odom, W., Montague, K., Koulidou, N., Sas, C., Morrissey, K., Olivier, P. 25 Apr 2020, CHI EA 2020 - Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
  • Making makes me feel better: Designing for wellbeing and social values, Brewster, J., Kindleysides, M., Marshall, J., Wallace, J., Wilson, C. 1 Jul 2020, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, Lab4Living
  • Out-casted/Re-casted: Towards a Lexicon for Restorative Artmaking and Co-creation, Aldington, C., Wallace, J., Bilby, C. 8 Sep 2020, Arte en prisión, Valencia, Tirant
  • ReFind: Design, Lived Experience and Ongoingness in Bereavement, Wallace, J., Montague, K., Duncan, T., Cavalho, L., Koulidou, N., Mahoney, J., Morrissey, K., Craig, C., Groot, L., Lawson, S., Olivier, P., Trueman, J., Fisher, H. 25 Apr 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20): April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA, ACM

PGR Supervision

  • Jens Ewald Open Design of Trusted Things Start Date: 01/09/2020
  • Thomas Dylan Reframing older people with dementia in design: revealing the realities of care environments through the design of physical digital artefacts for meaningful moments Start Date: 03/02/2016 End Date: 22/02/2018
  • Konstantia Koulidou A practice-led inquiry into the nature of digital jewellery Start Date: 01/03/2015 End Date: 31/10/2019
  • Jens Ewald Open Design of Trusted Things Start Date: 01/09/2020 End Date: 27/03/2022
  • Claire Baker Connected through Embroidery: The Legacy of Stitch in the Everyday of a Dying Community. Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Clair Aldington Drawing a Line; the meaning of making, gifting and solidarity in restorative justice processes Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Sanne Verbaan Start Date: 01/10/2016
  • Philip Luscombe Making Things Up: Workshop Practice as a Place of Design Start Date: 24/03/2016 End Date: 07/08/2018
  • Paul Hartley Designing Design Space: a re-conceptualisation of participatory space at the interface between PD and co-production taken as an opportunity for social innovation Start Date: 17/06/2015
  • JANINE HUNT Start Date: 20/10/2015


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