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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About John Stocker

Since arriving at the University 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 also run projects on BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums.  Between 2010 and 2016 I was 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 Design (LSD) and a Principal Lecturer (Education). 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

Principal Lecturer (Education) and Director for Teaching and Learning: School of Design Member of the School of Design Management Group School Peer Review of Practice Co-ordinator Lecturing: MA Design, BA (Hons) Graphic Design Current committees, working groups and fora: School of Design Management Group (SMG) School of Design: Chair Teaching and Learning Working Group 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),


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

  • 20th Century Design History

  • Design and social change

  • Design education and pedagogy

  • Language as visual form

  • The social impact of the bicyle

  • Theory and practice of design

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

Degree Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader - MA Design — 2010 to 2016
  • Programme Leader - MA Graphic Design — 2014 to 2016

Professional Affiliations


External Examiner: BA (Hons) Design programme, University of Suffolk