Professor Emma Hunt was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the Arts University Bournemouth in July 2013.
Throughout her career, she has developed research interests in Higher Education Design Practice, Design Policy and the Creative Economy, and has become increasingly involved in the linkages between design, innovation and entrepreneurship.
This includes successfully securing two Royal Academy of Engineering funded grants to support Design and Innovation in the Engineering curriculum (2012) and receiving a Commendation from HEFCE UnLtd for Social Enterprise (2011). Known nationally and internationally, she has been invited to talk about UK Higher Education Art and Design in the UK, America and China, and was appointed Visiting Professor at Yunnan Arts University in 2011.
Emma is a founder member of the Parliamentary Design Commission and a member of the steering group for the influential Design Education Inquiry (2011). She was previously a board member for the Higher Education Academy’s Art, Design and Media subject area.