Activities and Awards


Selection of key activities

Communication design consultant – Design and deliver client experience solutions for commercial and charitable organizations
Freelance (2021 – current)

Doctoral researcher (practice base) – Research interaction design based solutions in museum context
Norwich University of the Arts (2016 – current)

Design artist – Delivered social design workshops and talks to secondary school pupils
Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO) (2017 – 2021)

Visual artist – Produced a short animation that illustrate an academic paper for a broader audience
British Council, Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) program (2021)

Research technician – Support delivery of research projects, including funding bids, production of academic conferences, workshops, publications and exhibitions
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (2006-2018)

Visitor experience artist – Produced an audience participatory style installation to bring marginalized views on city planning and aspirations in Rio de Janeiro
Social Change Through Creativity and Culture Project, Brazil (AHRC-Newton Fund funded project, 2016)


Royal Society of the Arts (RSA)p- Howarth Award

Royal Society of the Arts, Student Design Award in Heritage by Design category

Brainchild Creative Business Award

Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise (Shortlisted)

Bishop’s Art Prize (Highly Commended)


Fellow – Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) (2015-2021)
Fellow – School of Social Entrepreneurs, East (2016-2017)


Black, Graham (2020) Museums and the Challenges of Change: Old Institutions in a New World. Oxon: Routledge.

MadDonald, Fleur (2022) ‘New approaches to international development through a creative lens’ in Pioneer Post [online: 5 May 2022].

Reneze, Renato (ed.) (2016), “Building Rio”, Lab Criativo, Festival Multiplicidade and Queen Mary University, 2016

Rodgers, Paul (eds) (2022) What Design Research Does …62 Cards Highlighting the Power and Impact of UK-based Design Research in Addressing a Range of Complex Social, Economic, Cultural and Environmental Issues. Lancaster.

Rodgers, Paul (ed.) (2019)  Design Research for Change. Lancaster: Lancaster University.

Selected Talks and Paper Presentations 

2-3 December 2020
Paper presentation | University of Creative Arts | International research workshop
“Playfulness Across Media”

May 2020
Session talk | Museum and Heritage Show 2020
Virtual talk with Charlotte Peele from Oriental Museum
“Reimagining the visitor experience: Integrating insights from family visitors”

12-24 November 2019
Exhibition |Anteros Arts Foundation
Museum of Human Kindness (project producer and artist)

14-22 September 2019
Design Research for Change [DR4C] Showcase | London Design Festival 2019

15 April 2019
Guest lecturer | London College of Communication
“Designing child-centered learning spaces in museums”

15 February 2019
Paper presentation and workshop | SHARE Museum East Annual Conference

9 September 2018
Workshop | GEM Conference | Nottingham
“Child-centered learning and image making with Go Walkeez”

10 August 2018
Guest lecturer | University of East Anglia
“Hybrid learning design: Designing family learning experiences in art museums”

4 August 2018
Keynote presentation | MOA Museum, Atami, Japan
“Family learning design in UK museums”

29 June 2018
Guest speaker | Maverick City Symposium, Liverpool

19 April 2018
Conference paper | York Railway Museum
“Family learning in museums”
Museum in Context and Partnership Conference
Organised by University of Sheffield

29 March 2018
Guest lecturer | NUA MA Spring Symposium
Norwich University of the Arts

30 August 2017
Conference Paper | Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference
“Creative Technology and Heritage for Children”
in the Creative Technology and the City session

9 April 2017
Conference paper | University of Leuven, Ghent, Belgium
Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research (paper and exhibition)

13 May 2016
Guest lecturer | Norwich University of the Arts

14 March 2016
Speaker | RSA-Engage: Edinburgh

7 March 2016
Speaker | RSA-Engage: Cambridge

10 December 2015
Speaker | Hot Source Talkies

26 Nov 2015
Jury member| RSA-RDI diploma Presentation

1 June 2015
Speaker | RSA Engage London: Design for Good Student Award 2015   lightening talk 

Selected Exhibitions and Workshops

22 June 2022- ongoing
Permanent work for sculpture trail | The Food Museum

9-25 June 2022
Between River and Reeds
Exhibition | Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth | The Broads National Park Authorities

2019 and 2021
Museum of Human Kindness

Exhibitions | Norwich (2019), Great Yarmouth (2021), Wells-Next-the-Sea (2021)

15-17 August 2019
Family workshop | Oriental Museum, Durham University
Go Walkeez (as part of PhD fieldwork)

22, 29 August and 6 September 2018
Family workshop | Castle Museum
Go Walkeez (as part of PhD fieldwork)

3-9 August 2018
Wanko to Sampo (Walkies with Doggies)
One-week workshop
MOA Museum, Atami, Japan

18 and 19 May 2018
Wanko to Sampo (Walkies with Doggies)
MOA Museum, Atami, Japan

11 and 12 May 2018
Wanko to Sampo (Walkies with Doggies)
Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan

16 and 23 August 2017
“Micro Treasure Hunt” with Go Walkeez and RSPB

9 April 2017
CA2RE Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research
University of Leuven

6 April 2017
Go Walkeez x Easter Family Fun Day
Norwich Cathedral

10-11 September 2016
Go Walkeez x Medieval Churches of Norwich
Norwich Cathedral
(to coincide with Heritage Open Day)

16-18 May 2016
Lab Criativo
Oi Futuro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2 December 2015
BEPE (Built Environment Professional Education) showcase reception

20 Oct 2015
New Anglia iExpo 2015 Innovation

19-28 July 2015
Holt Festival
Holt, Norfolk

2-13 June 2015
Bishop’s Art Prize 2015
Norwich Cathedral Hostry

6 December 2014 – 6 January 2015
Meow Mansion
Cats Protection, Norwich

Media coverage

Podcast – Work in Progress, Norwich University of the Arts

Various coverage – Museum of Human Kindness

Heritage Open Day 2017 campaign video

“Sniffing for Culture”, Future of Religious Heritage, March newsletter, March 2017.

infoHackit, 25 November 2016

Platform – Future Radio (107.8 fm), 7 June 2015

Matthew Gudgin – BBC Radio Norfolk (95.6 fm), 29 May 2015

“Encouraging youngsters to enjoy culture”, Evening News, page 40, 29 May 2015

“Kazz’s blogging sausage dogs”, Eastern Daily Press, page 27, 28 March 2015

It’s a purr-fect way to address problems of cat overpopulation”, Eastern Daily Press, page 3, 19 December 2015 (also in on-line edition)

Cats Protection Spring Newsletter