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Emily Corrigan-Doyle BA, MA

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PhD Student

Part time tutor for final year BA (Hons) Graphic Communication and Illustration

Emily Corrigan-Doyle is a PhD researcher in her third year of study, originally from Dublin, Ireland. Emily began her higher education career at DIT School of Art, Design and Printing. She graduated from DIT in 2010 with a first class BA (Hons) Visual Communication degree, completing her thesis ‘Body Identification as an Entrance to the Idyllic Worlds Portrayed by Cosmetic Advertisements: A Study into Western Women’s Menstrual Advertisements’, which was nominated for the Design History Society annual essay prize. She continued her career with an MA in Design: Critical Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London, also graduating with distinction. Her Masters major project,  was a speculative design piece entitled 'Mind Entity Technology' which explored the complexities of human nature and its role in emotional well-being. Emily also has experience working in creative events management (for the D&AD Student Awards 2012), commercial design, publishing and, art and design secondary school teaching.
She started her PhD study at Loughborough Design School in October 2014, after winning a fully funded studentship at The Service Design Mini Centre for Doctoral Training. She has in this time presented papers at Sustainable Innovation 2015 conference in Surrey (paper ranked in top 30), Happiness: 2nd Global Conference 2016 (  in Budapest, Design Research Society (DRS) 2016 in Brighton, published in the Irish academic journal Iterations and has presented posters at DesRes2015, Loughborough University and 2015 ‘Better by Design’, Lancaster University. Her current research interests include art therapy, sustainable design, creative methods in design research, happiness, well-being, positive psychology, service design, emotional design, social innovation, and environmental arts practice.

Research group: Sustainable Design Research Group

Emily’s research looks at how design and creativity can be used to cause changes in domestic habits and behaviours to improve sustainability and happiness in the home. In particular, her research  aims to explore ways that art therapy techniques within service design can facilitate happiness and sustainability in this context.

Dr Carolina Escobar-Tello

Dr Kathy Pui Ying Lo

Exploring Art Therapy Techniques within Service Design as a means to Greater Home Life Happiness

Creative methods in Design, Art Therapy Techniques within Service Design, Design for Happiness in the Home