PhD Seminar by Anne Boddington – What difference does your research make?

Anne Boddington will be talking with PhD students about research and impact in the coming seminar and workshop. This workshop will discuss why considering impact may assist your research development, how you conduct your research, how you make decisions and how you consider your future career. We will discuss how research and impact might come together in design and how they are mutually beneficial and complementary in the development and advancement of ideas.


Professor Emerita of Design Innovation, Kingston University

Anne Boddington is Professor Emerita of Design Innovation at Kingston University. Educated as an architect, urbanist, and cultural geographer, she has over 35-years’ experience in higher education and over 20 in senior leadership positions, most recently as Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business & Innovation at Kingston University, London. Her experience includes strategic and organisational design, business planning/finance, quality assurance in teaching and research, career development and international partnerships. She has worked with the UK Government’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the Higher Education Academy, with a range of cultural agencies and as a strategic research reviewer for UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). She is currently Chair of the National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) programme advisory board for UKRI, and Chair of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 for Sub Panel 32, Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory. She has served on two previous research panels in REF2014 and RAE2008. She is a member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and has undertaken quality reviews for a number of international government bodies. She has been an independent Governor in Further and Higher Education and is currently a trustee and Deputy Chair of the Design Council Board in the UK. Anne is a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Educators, a registered architect and an RIBA associate member, a Design Council ‘expert’, an independent consultant, mentor, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Join this seminar on Zoom
URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88116505897?pwd=WkY3MFN2eHRFbUVHSFJjbTQyenlMUT09
Meeting ID: 881 1650 5897
Passcode: 584047

  • All PolyU PhD students are welcome.
  • This seminar, hosted on Zoom Meeting, allows only authenticated users (i.e. Zoom logged-in users).
  • Event registration is required (click HERE). Registrants will receive a reading list prior to this seminar.