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Philip Jones

School of Education

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Philip is a passionate educator of Design and Technology, particularly Product Design. He has held numerous positions of responsibility within the realms of curriculum and pastoral care.

Philip’s research interests include user-centred design, co-design, co-research and empathy in design. He is most interested in how these industrial practices translate to an educational context.




2016, University College London, United Kingdom, MA Leadership
2014, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom, PGCE Design and Technology
2013, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Product Innovation and Development

Academic appointments

Head of Design and Technology, Upton Hall School FCJ, 2017 - present
Design Technology Teacher, Woodchurch High School, 2015 - 2017
Design and Technology Teacher, Harris Federation, 2013 - 2015

Journal article

Jones P. 2023. Preliminary study of how 21st-Century Skills are developed during a participatory user-centred curriculum intervention at Key Stage 3 in Design and Technology PATT40 Proceedings - The 40th International Pupils’ Attitudes Towards Technology Research Conference, 1 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jones P. 2023. Interaction with end-users in design and technology education: a systematic review Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 28 :154-172 Publisher Url Public Url

External committees:

Organising Committee, 40th Pupil Attitudes Towards Technology Conference, Committee Member. 2023