Lauren England

Lauren England


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Research interests

My PhD research explores explores professional development in craft higher education. My focus is on pedagogical framings of craft and craft work – how craft work and creative practice is presented in higher education and how such approaches influence the professional awareness and development of crafts graduates.

I also seek to identify the skills needs of early career practitioners in developing sustainable creative practice post-graduation – what are the priority skills, how are these developed and what additional support is required both within and outside of higher education.

Biographical details

My PhD is a collaborative doctorate with Crafts Council UK, supported by a Professor Sir Richard Trainor Scholarship from King's College London. 

Research interests (short)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Arts and Cultural Management, Master of Arts, King's College London

Glass and Ceramics, Bachelor of Arts, University of Sunderland

External positions

Social Impact and Mobility Research Assistant and Project Officer, University of Surrey

1 Sept 2016 → …


  • L Education (General)
  • Higher education
  • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
  • Craft
  • NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament


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