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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Anne Chick

Professor Chick is considered an early key contributor to the research and practice of design for sustainability in the UK and internationally. In recognition she has been invited to speak around the world at conferences and events organised by British Council China, Craft Council, Design Council, Design Museum, UNESCO and ICOGRADA. She is also a reviewer for publishers Berkshire, Berg, Bloomsbury Press, and MIT Press.  Since joining the University of Lincoln in late 2011 she has been responsibility for the University of Lincoln’s REF 2014 Unit of Assessment 34 submission, and was Acting Head of School and Acting Deputy Head of School, of the newly constituted School of Architecture & Design (March 2014 - July 2016). Anne’s present research projects explore: - How can local and regional museums and galleries cost effectively design and curate non-permanent exhibitions that bring outstanding intellectual access to visitors with sight loss. This co-production research project is collaborating with the Arts Council England, National Centre for Craft & Design, RNIB, AgeUK, and Lincolnshire citizens with sight loss. - How can private domiciliary care in an English rural county effectively improve the health and well being of older people with assisted living needs? This Experienced-based Co-Design research project is in partnership with a small private care company and AgeUK.

Department Responsibilities

Anne’s School of Architecture & Design responsibilities are: - Joint Co-ordinator, University of Lincoln’s REF2021 UoA 34 (Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory) - Professor of Design - Senior Academic (Management) Anne teaches on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design and BA(Hons) Product Design programmes teaching inclusive design, social design, design for sustainable change within the studio project modules and contextual studies modules. Anne supervises doctorale students working in the areas of social design, co-production, participatory action research, and design for sustainable change.

Subject Specialism

Social Design, Co-production, Design for Social Innovation


  • MA Graphic Design — Central Saint Martins College, London, 1990
  • BA(Hons) Graphic Design — Central Saint Martins College, London, 1988


Anne has advised design orientated organisations and businesses such as the British Council China, British Standard Institute, Design Museum, Design Council and Remarkable Limited. Her postgraduate course development and teaching in sustainable design has also attracted Fulbright and Audi Design Foundation scholarships and support.

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • The Design Studies journal — Scholarly referee
  • The Design Journal — Associate Editor
  • The Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce — Fellow