Academic Staff

Mikko Koria

Mikko Koria

Professor of Design Innovation and Director, Institute for Design Innovation

Mikko’s key expertise is linked to successful leadership of complex, multicultural and multidisciplinary organisations and initiatives, combining technical and social goals. After design, architecture and business studies in Brazil, Finland and the UK, Mikko’s research has focused on interdisciplinary learning, extreme projects and design business innovation.

Erik Bohemia

Erik Bohemia

Programme Director, Institute for Design Innovation

Erik joins Loughborough University London from the Loughborough Design School. His current research explores changes associated with Globalisation and the impact of these changes on Design. He recently led an AHRC funded project exploring how new digital technologies are affecting and changing New Product Development and innovation, with a major focus on the design practices of geographically distributed design teams. He is also an elected council member of the Design Research Society (DRS).

Vicky Lofthouse

Vicky Lofthouse

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr Vicky Lofthouse is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design and heads up the Sustainable Design Research Group in the Design School at Loughborough University. Vicky has considerable project management experience with a wide range of industrial and academic partners on a variety of different projects. Her current research explores the implementation of responsible design in professional industrial design practice, through the use of design thinking.

Ksenija Kuzmina

Ksenija Kuzmina

Lecturer in Design Innovation and Management

Ksenija has a PhD in Service Design and Education for Sustainable Development from Loughborough University and and MA in Sustainable Design from Kingston University. Her teaching and research work covers design research, reflection and action, service design methodologies, social innovation, systems thinking, organisational change, sustainable design and circular economy.

Julia Goga-Cooke

Julia Goga-Cooke

Adjunct Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr. Julia Goga-Cooke is an academic, journalist, innovation architect and entrepreneur. Julia leads the Innovation Studio Gconsultancy Innovation, helping companies innovate and grow. She is a public speaker and publishes the weekly zine Inspire to Innovate. After a career in academia and UN, Julia served at the BBC for 16 years in various on air and senior editorial and leadership positions. Her passion for learning took her to MIT to study Collaborative Innovation Networks. She teaches Design Thinking at Loughborough University and CSM, University of Arts, London.

Samantha Porter

Samantha Porter

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr Samantha Porter is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Design School at Loughborough University. She has a PhD in applied psychology and is responsible for teaching cognitive ergonomics, design research methods and writing skills to both design and ergonomics students. Samantha is both a chartered ergonomist and a chartered psychologist as well as being an elected Council member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and is also responsible for the UK chapter of the Design & Emotion Society.

Dr. Daniel Graff

Dr. Daniel Graff

Lecturer in Design Innovation

Daniel’s expertise lies in high-performance teams. He leads the research initiatives in the area of creative and collaborative teamwork and is the key academic lead for the collaborative student projects across our London campus.

Dr Sharon Prendeville

Dr Sharon Prendeville

Lecturer

Dr Sharon Prendeville grew up in the West of Ireland where she trained as a product designer. A lecturer in design innovation, She specialises in sustainable design, with a particular focus on design and business model innovation for a circular economy. She also leads the Foresight and Strategy module at the Institute and contributes to both the Collaborative Project and Design Thinking modules. She currently supervises students on topics ranging from open hardware design; service design and business model innovation; and exploring open data as tools to explore sustainable futures.

Dr Ida Telalbasic

Dr Ida Telalbasic

Lecturer

As a member of the Institute for Design Innovation, Ida contributes to research, teaching and enterprise activities in the area of Design Innovation Management at Loughborough University London. Her expertise lies in design for complementary economies and resilient service models as strategies for long-term resistance in times of socio-economic transformation. Her research includes critical evaluation of the designer’s role in building systemic models that build social capital in the collaborative economy. She is a module leader for ‘Reflection & Action’ and supervisor for modules ‘Collaborative Project’ and ‘Design Innovation Project’.


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