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Dr. Victoria J. E. Jones

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

I am an interdisciplinary artist, designer and human geography researcher, currently Assistant Professor in Communication Design at Northumbria University. I graduated with a Fine Art BA (hons) from Camberwell School of Art in 1992 and have exhibited since as an installation artist in the UK and internationally.

I retrained in Design for Print in 1997 and practiced as a graphic designer for nine years, developing design for web skills as that new technology emerged and expanded. From 2006, I worked for eight years at Cardiff Metropolitan University as part of the Design Wales strand of PDR an international design research centre. During that time I became an advisor about the design sector for the Welsh Government, sector skills councils, and organisations such as the UK Design Council. This role included two terms as chair of the UK Design Alliance. In 2010 I gained an MA in Design by Practice at University of Wales Newport.

In 2018 I was enabled to pursue a long-term interest in Human Geography theory by gaining an ESRC scholarship to study for a PhD at Durham University which I completed in 2023.

Victoria J. E. Jones

My research interests include:

- the waiting body
- affect, feelings and emotion
- disorientation
- the sensory (in particular olfactory stimuli)
- matter and materiality
- embodied research methods. 

  • Geography PhD March 24 2024
  • Research Methods PGCert June 01 2019
  • Design Studies MA June 01 2011
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status PGCE June 01 1999
  • Design Studies BTEC Advanced Diploma June 01 1998
  • Fine Art BA (Hons) June 01 1992
  • Art and Design (other/general) Foundation Diploma June 01 1988
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy AFHEA 2021


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