Neil Smith


Neil Smith has worked in Higher Education teaching at Northumbria for the past 25 years, 18 years as a full time member of academic staff. Neil has worked for over 30 years within the product design industry, leading design and development projects both in house and as a consultant. His work has spanned small consumer products to capital goods and technical systems furniture.

In his professional career his work has twice won a prestigious IF award, been twice shortlisted for the national Design Council awards, as well as the company receiving a Queens Award for Export. Also winning for the University the 2004 ‘Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award’ (KTP) as lead academic supervisor.

Neil’s Publications

See an up to date list of Neil’s publications on the Northumbria University Research Portal.

Neil’s projects


Creative Fuse North East

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Creative Spark: Get Ready to Innovate Armenia


Unilever|Northumbria Partnership

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