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    University of Lincoln
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    LN6 7TS
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    Mr John Stocker

    Senior Lecturer

    Lincoln School of Design
    College of Arts

    About John Stocker

    Since 2003 I have been a Senior Lecturer at The University of Lincoln, having previously taught at a number of colleges in Cornwall. From the very beginning I have always taught on multiple design programmes including: BA (Hons) Creative Advertising, BA (Hons) Graphic Design as well as MA Design and MA Graphic Design. In previous years I have been fortunate enough to run projects on BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums. 

    Between 2010 and 2016 I was School of Architecture and Design Co-ordinator for Postgraduate Taught Design, and also Programme Leader: MA Design Programme (both full and part-time modes) and the Programme Leader: MA Graphic Design.

    I am now the Director for Teaching and Learning for the School of Architecture and Design.

    My teaching is supported and informed by my creative practice and ongoing academic and scholarly interests. The best bit is that my job enables me to do what I enjoy most - talking to interesting people about interesting things!

    I am also:
    An original Founding Member of the Do Lectures (
    A volunteer ranger for Sustrans (
    A longstanding member of the Cyclist Touring Club (, which campaigns for safer roads
    Member of Audax UK, the long distance cyclists club (

    Department Responsibilities

    Director for Teaching and Learning: School of Architecture and Design
    Member of the School of Architecture and Design Management Group
    School Peer Review of Practice Co-ordinator

    MA Design, MA Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

    Current committees, working groups and fora:
    School of Architecture and Design Management Group (SMG)
    School of Architecture and Design: Chair Teaching and Learning Committee
    University HEA Senior and Principal Fellows Forum member
    University Validation Panel member

    Staff Mentoring:
    New teaching staff mentor
    UL PSF HEA Senior Fellow applicants

    Subject Specialism

    The history and theory of design practices. Design teaching and pedagogy.


    • MA History of Modern Art and Design — Falmouth College of Arts, 2003


    • Senior Fellow — Higher Education Academy (HEA), 2015

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Programme Validation Panel member: The Open University (2010 - ongoing)
    External Examiner: Falmouth University, MA Creative Advertising (from Sept 2016)
    External Examiner: University of Suffolk, BA (Hons) Design (from Sept 2016)

    Research Interests

    Research Projects

    • Co-production: students and staff as producers of knowledge — pending in 2016
    • Seeking clarification: contemporary approaches to creating a ‘studio culture’ in HE — pending in 2016
    • Graham Sutherland: the artists and his design work — pending in 2016

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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