Dr David Hands

PhD, MA, PgDip, BA (Hons)

Senior Lecturer
Lancaster Institute Contemporary Arts (LICA)
Lancaster University, UK
Research Expertise
Design Management, Design Leadership, Design and Innovation, Design Policy
Dr David Hands is a Senior Lecturer in Design Management at Lancaster University, UK. He has written and published extensively on all aspects and themes embracing strategic design management theory and practice. 
His research interests are varied and diverse, encompassing design driven innovation within the supply chain; design policy development and implementation; knowledge diffusion and retention within SMEs; Design Management curriculum development within Chinese HE institutions; Strategic design leadership within technology based enterprises in Mexico. Technology knowledge transfer and KTP Partnerships within design-led organisations.
Industry Experience
David has enjoyed high profile teaching and course leadership roles, having taught at:
  • The University of Salford (2000-2007)
  • Staffordshire University (2007-2012)
  • Birmingham City University (1997-2000)
  • University of Wales Institute Cardiff (1995-1997)

He has also been External Examiner to many UK institutions that include:

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • London College of Communication
  • Northampton University
  • De Montfort University, Leicester