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Design and Architecture Norway

Innovation for all 2018

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art

Ninela Ivanova is an interdisciplinary designer and researcher who specialises in working co-creatively with people to educate and inspire audiences towards innovation, collaboration, and new futures on a personal, professional, and global scale.

Ninela holds a PhD in Design Research which focused on the development of design methods and approaches to advance engagement with novel and challenging concepts intersecting materials and sensory experience. This involved working with collaborators and participant groups from science, design, public, academic and industry sectors.

Currently, Ninela is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, London, working with Rama Gheerawo, Director of the Centre, on Creative Leadership – an approach to leadership that is central to innovation in the 21st Century.