Director of Research: Art & Design
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Lawrence was awarded a PhD at Manchester University where he worked for many years at the Institute of Innovation Research. Prior to taking up his current post of Director of Research: Art & Design at BCU, he worked at Oxford University, Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Central St Martins College of Art and Design. Much of his research activity focuses on innovation and design-related issues. He has planned and led many consortium based projects for the European Commission, government ministries, state and independent research agencies (e.g. NESTA), and private sector clients. In addition to innovation-related research, he has been involved in the development of Foresight and evaluation methodologies, and has contributed to several high-profile Foresight programmes throughout Europe and beyond. Lawrence was recently a contributing guest editor for a Special Issue (Service Innovation) of Foresight Journal.