Professor Chick is considered an early key international contributor to graphic and packaging design research and practice in the field of designing for sustainability.
Since joining the University of Lincoln in late 2011 she had joint responsibility for Lincoln's REF 2014 Unit of Assessment 34 submission, was Acting Head of School and Acting Deputy Head of School, for the School of Art & Design and School of Architecture & Design. When the Lincoln School of Design was formed in August 2017, she was Director of Research, and then appointed to Head of School in August 2018.
Anne’s present research projects explore:
1. How can a regional museum or gallery cost effectively design and curate a temporary exhibition to bring outstanding intellectual access to visitors with sight loss?
This co-production research project is in collaboration with the Arts Council England, National Centre for Craft & Design, RNIB, AgeUK, and Lincolnshire citizens with sight loss.
2. How can private domiciliary care companies in rural counties in the UK effectively contribute to the improved health and well-being of their elderly customers?
This Experienced-based Co-Design research project is in partnership with a small private care company and AgeUK.
3. How can UK vegetable and fruit farmers effectively steer their food losses into alternative human consumption markets?
This European multi-disciplinary, co-creation research project is in partnership with:
Provincie Noord-Brabant, Dutch Design Foundation, In Ovo, Greenco Packing, (Netherlands); Innovatiesteunpunt, Flanders Food, Flanders DC (Belgium); Spessart Regional, Fachhochschule Fulda (Germany); AC3A, Laval Mayenne Technopole, Technopole Quimper Cornouailles (France); Irish Fishery Agency, and Clean Technology Centre (Ireland) .
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.