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Kirsty Christer

Research Associate


Summary

Kirsty's is a core member of the Lab4Living team with responsibility for communications and events. She is Assistant Editor and co-founder of the journal Design For Health (published by Taylor & Francis), and organizer of the Design4Health conferences and associated events and symposia since 2011.

Her role within the Art & Design Research Centre is to offer organisational and practical support to academic staff disseminating their work outside the conventional peer reviewed publication networks. This currently involves supporting staff in setting up research-related exhibitions and events, and exploring new channels for the dissemination of news and research. Kirsty is also Editorial Assistant of The Design Journal.

About

Recent work has included developing and organising the 2013 and 2011 European Design4Health conferences and Fine Art conference Transmission: HOSPITALITY in 2010. She has worked on a collaborative project with Design staff from ADRC and China Central Academy for Fine Arts which showcased design projects in the recent publication Designing Impact! Approaches to Applied Research.

Kirsty also developed ADIT, a searchable online database of PhD theses in Art and Design: www3.shu.ac.uk/c3ri/adit/

Teaching

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Publications

Conference papers

Langley, J., Wheeler, G., Mills, N., & Heron, N. (2020). Starworks: Politics, Power and Expertise in co-producing a research, patient, practice and industry partnership for child prosthetics. In Christer, K., Craig, C., & Chamberlain, P. (Eds.) Design 4 Health 2020, (pp. 314-322). Design 4 Health, Sheffield Hallam University: https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/D4H-Proceedings-2020-Vol-2-Final.pdf

Craig, C., & Fisher, H. (2020). Journeying through Dementia: the story of a 14 year design-led research enquiry. In Christer, K., Craig, C., & Chamberlain, P. (Eds.) Design4Health, Amsterdam, 1 July 2020 - 3 July 2020 (pp. 105-117). Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University: https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/D4H-Proceedings-2020-Vol-1-Final.pdf

Craig, C., & Chamberlain, P. (2020). Co-designing tools for dissemination. In Christer, K., Craig, C., & Chamberlain, P. (Eds.) Design4Health, Amsterdam, 1 July 2020 - 3 July 2020 (pp. 95-104). Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University

Langley, J., Bec, R., Partridge, R., Wheeler, G., Jane-Law, R., Burton, C., ... Williams, N. (2020). ‘Playing’ with Evidence: combining creative co-design methods with realist evidence synthesis. In Christer, K., Craig, C., & Chamberlain, P. (Eds.) Design for Health 2020, (pp. 323-335). Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University: https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/D4H-Proceedings-2020-Vol-2-Final.pdf

Langley, J., Bec, R., Wheeler, G., & Partridge, R. (2018). The need for distributed co-design in healthcare contexts. In Christer, K., Craig, C., & Wolstenholme, D. (Eds.) Design4Health, 4 September 2018 - 6 September 2018. Sheffield Hallam University

Langley, J., Wolstenholme, D., Snellgrove-Clarke, E., & Matherson, L. (2018). How Lego Serious Play supports team building through the creative co-production. In Christer, K., Craig, C., & Wolstenholme, D. (Eds.) Design4Health, 4 September 2018 - 6 September 2018. Sheffield Hallam University

Craig, C., Chamberlain, P., & Fisher, H. (2018). What do Life Cafes tell us about dying and end of life care. Design4Health: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Design4health. https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/publications/2018-conference-proceedings

Partridge, R., Langley, J., & Gwilt, I. (2018). Design, behaviour change and long term conditions: he impact of demonstrating design skills to adolescents with chronic pain. In Christer, K., Craig, C., & Wolstenholme, D. (Eds.) Design 4 Health. Sheffield Hallam University

Wheeler, G. (2018). A reflective tool to consider notions of healthcare community participation in design. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, UK, 4th – 6th September 2018. https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/660.pdf

Wheeler, G., Mills, N., King, S., & Culmer, P. (2018). Child-led, Creative Exploration of Paediatric Incontinence. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, UK, 4th – 6th September 2018. https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/662.pdf

Childs, C., Gwilt, A., Sherriff, G., & Homer, C. Old and Cold: Challenges in the Design of PersonalisedThermal Comfort at Home. In Christer, K. (Ed.) Design 4 health: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Design4Health, (pp. 1-9). Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University

Book chapters

Langley, J. (2015). Using design to mobilise knowledge from health research into practice. In Christer, K. (Ed.) Design4Health 2015. Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference in Design4Health. Sheffiled 13-16th July 2015. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University

Reed, H., & Stanton, A. (2015). Positioning creative, three dimensional design practice and understanding its role and value in university health research and development projects. In Christer, K. (Ed.) Design4Health 2015. Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference in Design4Health. Sheffiled 13-16th July 2015. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University

Gwilt, I., Yoxall, A., & Drew, L. (2015). Augmented packaging for improved medicine compliance. In Christer, K. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University: http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/D4H_Yoxall_et_al.pdf

Yoxall, A., Bell, A., & Walton, K. (2014). Warning! : packaging can damage your health. In Yoxall, A., & Christer, K. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Design 4 Health 2013, 3–5 July 2013, Sheffield UK. (pp. 303-315). Sheffield Hallam University

Cooper, T., & Christer, K. (2010). Marketing Durability. In Longer Lasting Products Alternatives to the Throwaway Society. Gower Publishing, Ltd

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