Programme: Design - MPhil/PhD

Start date: September 2017

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: Trading Design Education: Investigating the Role of Culture & Context in Developing Transnational Design Education Systems

Pushpi is a visual communication designer who aims to use design as a tool to facilitate cultural dialogue to catalyse social change. She received her MA in Graphic Design from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013 and graduated from the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India in 2010. 

Pushpi has previously worked as academic faculty in the Academy of Design in Sri Lanka, adapting UK transnational design education (TNE) curriculum for students in South Asia. Her PhD research aims to critically appraise TNE systems through a postcolonial lens, exploring the role of cultural context in learning, motivation, and pedagogy. Her objective is to impact design higher education by offering research-based, contextually aware insights to further develop transnational education partnerships which facilitate international communities of practice.