TBC - 7th October 2023

Great Malvern, UK

12th Edition


2016 Creative Careers


Schools Outreach

Friday 7th October 2016 (afternoon)

New Sports Complex, Malvern College, WR14 3PL

An afternoon seminar for senior school students (Years 10 to 13) interested in science, technology, engineering, and design. This is an opportunity to hear about applying these subjects in the real world to pursue an exciting career in the all-important creative economy.

The event was free to attend, but schools needed to register in advance.




Registration, Seating & Welcome

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Design Engineering: linking design thinking and engineering thinking

Dr Jamie Mackrill is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. Jamie's research interests concern how people experience and interact with their surroundings, and how this understanding can be used to improve wellbeing, health, productivity and safety through environment, product or service design. This curiosity grew out of his background in human factors, understanding the human aspects to work, environments and systems along with his award winning PhD exploring hospital soundscapes. He currently applies this thinking to healthcare environment design specifically focusing on soundscapes, product design, infection prevention in healthcare and SME business applications. Additional research experience include examining energy control devices and behaviour change methodologies.





An engineer's career at the cutting-edge of the defence industry

Dionne Oliver is a Principal Innovation Consultant at QinetiQ in Malvern. She has a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and has worked on numerous projects within QinetiQ and its previous incarnations on signal processing and radar technology. This has involved developing graphical user interfaces to present data and enhance analysis, as well as working on a range of interesting MoD and commercial defence technical projects. Currently Dionne is responsible for interacting with clients to shape and develop their requirements, developing business models, identifying team members (including subcontractors and partners from across Industry and Academia) and leading diverse project teams to deliver economic growth via innovative interventions.








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