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Faculty of Business, Law and Art Graduate School

Breaking Silos Masterclasses

Dr Linda Baines
Dr Linda Baines

Dr Linda Baines

Linda Baines is an independent post-doctoral researcher, and a visiting researcher with CISEI.  She completed her PhD at SBS in March 2016.  In a previous life, Linda worked as a senior manager in the public sector, most recently in the research councils (which fund postgraduate research in the UK and run science and technology facilities).  Linda has extensive experience of setting up spinout companies and research collaborations, preparing and negotiating contracts, intellectual property, procurement, strategic and business planning and development, and governance.  Linda’s research interests include (and are not limited to) knowledge exchange, innovation, entrepreneurship, higher education, CSR, ethics, social enterprise, the sharing economy and digital innovation.  Linda is exploring explore social responsibility in UK universities, and she is developing a couple of other research projects.

Dr Yuanyuan Yin
Dr Yuanyuan Yin

Dr Yuanyuan Yin

Lecturer, Design Management, Pathway Leader for MA Design Management

Dr Yuanyuan Yin is Lecturer, Design Management within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.

Dr Yuanyuan Yin is a Lecturer and Pathway Leader of MA Design Management at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. She joined University of Southampton in 2009. Yuanyuan completed her PhD in Design Management and MA in Design Strategy & Innovation and from Brunel University, UK. She earlier obtained her B. Eng degree in Industrial Design in China. She is responsible for teaching in the key disciplines of design management, branding and design research. Her research has been concentrated on promoting business performance through developing design and brand strategies, understanding customers and users, supporting design collaboration, and improving innovation in product design. Yuanyuan has published 20+ academic papers in Design Management. As Principal Investigator, Yuanyuan has led research projects funded by University of Southampton and the Economic and Social Research Council.

 

Dr Mina Beigi
Dr Mina Beigi

Dr Mina Beigi BA, MA, Academic CIPD, HEA Fellow, PhD

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Dr. Mina Beigi is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton.

Mina’s current research interests include work-family interface, success in contemporary careers, and narratives in organizations. Her work has been published in Human Relations, and Applied Psychology: An International Review among others. She serves as the associate editor of Human Resource Development Review (HRDR) Journal (2* journal, Impact factor 1.79).

Her research has been funded by a number of institutions including British Academy, College of Education & Human Development (CEHD), Texas A&M University, and Iran National Science Foundation.

Mina is interested in transferring her research findings to practice world and has extensive experience in working with Middle-Eastern top managers. She has designed and delivered over a hundred workshops to managers in multiple industries including banking, insurance, and healthcare.

Prior to joining Southampton Business School, Mina has worked as a Senior Lecturer in HRM at Liverpool John Moores University, as a Research Fellow at Texas A&M University, as an Assistant Professor at University of Tehran, and as an Adjunct Professor at Sharif University of Technology and Allameh Tabatabaei University.

Her academic qualifications include:

PhD in Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA, 2015
PhD in Human Resource Management, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran, 2008
MA in Management, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, 2003
BA in Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2001

Transforming Creativity Research Group

The Transforming Creativity Research Group at Winchester School of Art addresses contemporary transformations of the cultural and media industries, everyday and activist media cultures, critical making, and playful, speculative design for cultural experience. 

Dr Dan Ashton
Dr Dan Ashton


Dr Dan Ashton is Associate Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries at WSA. His research on the cultural and creative industries examines arts and cultural policy and labour, creative placemaking, and digital media and participatory cultures. He is currently research emerging funding models and approaches of arts and cultural organisations.
 

 

 

 

 

Dr Seth Giddings is Associate Professor of Digital Culture and Design at WSA. His research focuses on technology and play, with a particular interest in digital media, videogame culture, and experimental playful technologies.

Dr Seth Giddings
Dr Seth Giddings
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