Joe Lockwood is Deputy Director of the Institute of Design Innovation at The Glasgow School of Art. Joe has over 18 years experience in business start-up, expansion and strategic change management, including strategic partnerships within the creative industries in international markets as well as knowledge exchange partnerships with HEI. He is a contributor to strategic networks in industry, public sector and government on innovation and knowledge exchange. He has directed award winning programmes of work in practice-led innovation.
His research interests are the role of design in enabling conditions for innovation. He is particularly interested in the role of informal interaction in organisations and how this relates to learning, innovation and more meaningful work places. He is interested in how we move from mecchanistic, technocratic ways of organising to one that involves a holistic and person centred approach.