I am Professor of Design History at the University of Hertfordshire where I direct DHeritage, the Professional Doctorate in Heritage. I am also a member of the University’s Heritage Hub and the TVAD (Theorising Visual Art & Design) Research Group, which I chaired from its inception in 2009 to 2018.

My published research concerns design discourse - what people say, and write, about design broadly defined - in a range of channels from advice literature, advertising, magazines, museum displays, and academic writing on design. My work on the discourses which surround design has contributed to understanding of design heritage, globalization and national identity, domesticity, design historical methodology and the historiography of design. 

  • Read more about my work on this website, and in this overview.

  • Watch a short introduction to my research in design and domesticity, mediation and globalization below.