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Dr Susan North-Bates BA Hons, M.Phil, Ph.D.

Senior Lecture in the History and Cultural Context of Architecture


Sue North-Bates joined the Architecture Subject Group as Senior Lecturer in 2008 but has taught and researched for Sheffield Hallam University in Fine Art and Historical and Critical Studies in Art and Design since 1991.

  • About

    She also has lectured at The University of Sheffield, The University of Derby and The Open University. This has provided her with a wealth of experience in lecturing, studio teaching and developing open learning materials, as well as supervising undergraduate and post graduate dissertations. She also taught Medieval Studies at The University of Sheffield's Institute for Life-Long Learning. Sue was one of the original members of the SHU Enterprise in Curriculum Team which developed the award winning Sheffield Hallam University Venture Matrix™ student enterprise environment.

    Sue's research interests include architectural history and theory; architecture and spirituality; alternative architecture; design of healthcare environments; fine art and design studio practice; history of art and design. Her teaching interests include cultural context; cultural theory; design studio; history and theory of architecture. Sue's fine art practice is represented by work in public and private collections nationally and internationally.

  • Teaching


    Course Leader BSc (Honours) Architectural Studies



    Cultural Context 4 (Postgraduate)

    Module leader

    Cultural Context 1 (undergraduate)

    History of Architecture (undergraduate)

    Cultural Context 3 (undergraduate)

    Dissertation for Architectural Studies (undergraduate)

  • Publications

    D. Parsons, S. North-Bates, B. Haynes (2010) Defining function in buildings: design from the inside out. The Interdisciplinary Environmental Association Annual Conference, Tucson Arizona USA. 1-3 September 2010.

    S. North-Bates (2008) The Sheffield Hallam University Venture Matrix: transforming the student experience of enterprise education Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Harrogate

    S. North-Bates (2008) Enterprise Education, Entrepreneurship and Art and Design Pedagogy Leeds Art and Design Pedagogy Conference, Leeds College of Art and Design, 4 July

    S. North-Bates (2007) Creativity, Enterprise and Assessment for Learning The Assessment for Learning Week, Sheffield Hallam University.


    National Enterprise Educator Award 2010, sponsored by The Higher Education Academy for the Sheffield Hallam University Venture Matrix™

    Misha Black Award for Excellence in Design Education as part of the Course Team for MA Performance Sportswear Design at the University of Derby, 2004.

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