AUB Human Research Group

The AUB Human Research Group aims to foster a transdisciplinary community that explores ‘creativity for good’ through theoretical and practice-based research, pedagogical inquiry and activities.

The AUB Human ethos aims to celebrate AUB achievements in areas of social, ethical and sustainable creative practice but the research group, whilst taking a position of optimism, offers a more critical direction to further challenge, question and innovate in making a positive difference to people and planet. The group also provides mentoring and support for those engaged in research as well as hosting the AUB Human annual symposium and associated events.

As long as human beings are regarded as “bad”, zero is a good goal. But to be less bad is to accept things as they are, to believe that poorly designed, dishonourable, destructive systems are the best humans can do. This is the ultimate failure of the “be less bad” approach: a failure of the imagination. From our perspective, this is a depressing vision of our species’ roles in the world. What about an entirely different model? What would it mean to be 100 percent good?’ ― William McDonough, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Please get in touch with Alice Stevens astevens@aub.ac.uk should you require further information or wish to contribute or be involved in some capacity.

Alice Stevens Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Alice Stevens is an RSA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at AUB. Her research focuses on social, ethical and sustainable design practice....

Rebecca Pride Course Leader BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design

As course leader and principal lecturer, am responsible for the successful managing of the course of 220+ students and 8 staff, across 3 levels. The...

Karen Ryan Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Fashion

Karen Ryan’s interest in the research group AUB Human stems from a lifelong interest in considerate design combined with an educational interest,...

James Jackson Senior Campus Services Officer

James is the Senior Campus Services Officer at AUB. He works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all AUB activities, policies and...

Franziska Conrad Course Leader MA Design and Innovation

Franziska’s area of expertise is product design with a real passion for sustainability and human centred design. Her research covers sustainability...

Mark Osborne Lecturer - BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Mark is interested in the disruptional potential of new forms of computational media.

Dr. James Cole Course Leader- BA (Hons) Creative Writing

James attended the University of Southampton where he undertook a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing.  He...

Simon Beeson Course Leader - MA Architecture

Following qualification as an architect in 1989 (Part 1 University of Manchester, Part 2 and 3 Hull School of Architecture) I have been active in...

Ed Frith Course Leader - MA Architecture

MA Course Leader for new MArch (ARBPart2) in focusing on architecture & performativity at AUB, the Arts University Bournemouth. Educated at...

Dr. Rebecca Savory Fuller Lecturer BA (Hons) Acting

I am a theatre-maker and performance researcher with an interest in performance and publics in public spaces (both digital and physical).  My...

Cathy John Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Creative Events Management

Cathy John is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Theory and Policy on the Creative Events Management BA (Hons) course, she also teaches on the Film...

Claire Holman Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Modelmaking

Claire’s successful freelance career in the professional modelmaking Industry working in the UK and Canada. Her work has ranged from making props...