CMCI PhD student Lauren England in making waves in Australia, where she is presenting her research on UK craft higher education and professional practice.
She’s giving seminars at a number of Australian universities, presenting her research on the educational practices associated with professional development in UK craft degree programmes. She is also discussing approaches used by crafts graduates in establishing careers and businesses as independent creative producers.
This includes her recommendations for higher education providers, policy makers and craft sector stakeholders to facilitate the professional development of early-career makers and support the establishment of sustainable craft enterprise.
Lauren’s venues include the University of Melbourne, the University of South Australia, and the Australian National University. Her research is conducted in partnership with Crafts Council UK.