Princess is a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, which means she is completing a PhD and teaching part-time. She supports teaching through leading tutorials, workshops and lectures. Her current thesis title is “Designing Positively: A Wellbeing Integrative Approach to Designing Food to Go Services”. Further, she is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Princess graduated from Loughborough University with a First-Class Honours in Industrial Design and Technology. During her time at university, she focused primarily on developing her design research skills; she completed a year-long placement as a Consumer Insight Researcher at JELD-WEN, wherein she developed a new research plan within the company, primarily working on generating initial insights and concepts.
Title of thesis: Designing Positively: A Wellbeing-Integrative Approach to Designing Food To Go Services
Supervisors: Dr Garrath Wilson and Dr Stuart Cockbill
Princess’s PhD project is centred around Design for Wellbeing in Service Design, focusing on the context of food-to-go. Her research uses generative techniques such as mapping and co-design workshops to investigate current experiences.
Other research interests include:
- Generative research
- Co-design through games
- Games as a research tool/method
- Design for neurodiversity
- Positive psychology
Princess teaches a range of subjects, including but not limited to:
- Service Design in MA User Experience
- Design Research Methods across Design Masters
- Understanding People in BA Design
- Experiential Futures in BA Design