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 curriculum development in Europe and the Middle East particularly for the creative industries. . Her book, Creative Research has been translated into 5 languages and a new edition was launched in September 20018. Hilary’s main research interests are in the area of 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 and its influence on the role of the professional designer alongside the role of design thinking within strategic design management. In addition her research is 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, Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking.


Organisme : The Open University, Michael Young Building, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes
Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG)