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Dr. David Gauntlett

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Dr. David Gauntlett
Canada Research Chair in Creative Innovation and Leadership

Website: davidgauntlett.com
David Gauntlett is FCAD's Canada Research Chair in Creative Innovation and Leadership. He joined the School in January 2018. Previously he was Professor of Creativity and Design, and Director of Research, at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, UK.

The Tier I Canada Research Chair is a prestigious role, and brings $1.4 million in research funding over seven years, and additional infrastructure funding.

His teaching and research is about creative processes, self-initiated everyday creativity, and cultures of making and exchanging. He is the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (2007), Making is Connecting (2011, second edition 2018), and Making Media Studies (2015). His research has been funded by multiple awards from the UK Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC), the European Union (Horizon 2020), and other funders. 

He has made a number of popular online resources, videos and playthings, and has pioneered creative research and workshop methods. From 2014-17 he was also external examiner for the MA in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He has worked with a number of the world’s leading creative organisations, including the BBC, the British Library, and Tate. For over a decade he has worked with LEGO and the LEGO Foundation on innovation in creativity, play and learning.

Further information and full list of publications can be found at: davidgauntlett.com