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My research relates to Design for Social Innovation. Specifically, my work engages with the complexities of transition; the conflicting views and influence of different people and organisations and their collective roles in realising fairer, responsible and more rewarding futures. Through a practice based approach my research explores how capabilities can be developed and embedded that initiate desirable transition and help non-design experts to continue an appropriate design practice within their professional or community setting.
I have expertise in Design Thinking and Design Innovation, topics I am invited to speak about to academic, corporate and public sector audiences. I am often commissioned to lead projects that bring the public and multiple organisations together to examine and respond creatively and strategically to complex situations. I am part of a range of significant European networks interested in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship and leverage these to support the scaling and dissemination of new practice and exciting initiatives.
Design Studies, PhD
31 Mar 2009 → 31 Dec 2099
Award Date: 31 Mar 2009
Teaching & Learning, PCAPL
4 Nov 2004 → 31 Dec 2099
Award Date: 4 Nov 2004
Design Studies, BA (Hons)
30 Jun 2002 → 31 Dec 2099
Award Date: 30 Jun 2002
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1/02/20 → 31/07/22
Spaa, A., Spencer, N., Durrant, A. & Vines, J., 1 May 2022, In: Evidence and Policy. 18, 2, p. 376-390 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)2 Downloads (Pure)
Bailey, M., Spencer, N., Carrion-Weiss, J., Arakelyan, A. & Carter, A., 25 Apr 2022, (Accepted/In press). 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Păunescu, C., Lepik, K. L. & Spencer, N., 5 Jan 2022, Social Innovation in Higher Education: Landscape, Practices, and Opportunities. Păunescu, C., Lepik, K-L. & Spencer, N. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 1-8 8 p. (Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Management).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Multidisciplinary innovation Armenia: explorations in design-led multidisciplinary enterprise educationBailey, M., Spencer, N., Carrion-Weiss, J. & Arakelyan, A., 8 Sep 2022, DS 117: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2022), London South Bank University in London, UK. 8th - 9th September 2022. Bohemia, E., Buck, L. & Grierson, H. (eds.). The Design Society, 6 p.
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Paunescu, C. (ed.), Lepik, K-L. (ed.) & Spencer, N. (ed.), 5 Jan 2022, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 313 p. (Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management)
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
Enterprise Education Policy Challenges, Opportunities and Recommendations in the Republic of Armenia30 Nov 2019 → 15 Dec 2019
28 Nov 2019 → 30 Nov 2019
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