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 Hilary Collins   has a PhD in Strategic Design Management from the University of Strathclyde, UK.  Her professional career specialised in international business start-up in the field of design. Within her academic career Hilary has extensive experience of course development in Europe and the Middle East particularly for the creative industries. Her book, Creative Research has been translated into 5 languages and a 3rd edition will be launched in early 2023.

 Hilary’s main research interests are in creativity and creative facilitation and its value in both employability and furthering solutions of macro environmental ‘wicked problems’.  Most recently, research projects have included investigating sustainability and social innovation alongside the role of design thinking within strategic design management. Her research is also based within Teaching and Learning examining how the digital arena is impacting the academic role in Higher Education with a particular emphasis on academic identity.   Hilary also teaches Contextual Research, Strategic Management and Change, Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

External positions

Associate Rechercher , Artemis, Université Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, F-06304 Nice, France,GRAPPA, Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy and Institute for High-Energy Physics, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, Netherlands

16 Sept 201931 Dec 2021

external examiner, University of the Arts London

1 Dec 20171 Dec 2022


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