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School of Arts and Media

Nigel Howe

Associate Dean Strategy and Operations


Upon graduating I worked for several years for a two major Design and Marketing consultancies as a Designer and Project Manager before embarking on a career in education. During my time at Salford I have held a number of roles including Programme Leader (Product Design), Associate Head Academic, Head of School, Director of Admissions Franchise & Collaborations Manager and currently Associate Dean Strategy and Operations.


I have extensive experience as External Examiner and have acted in an advisory capacity for a number of universities and National bodies:

  • The University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Teeside
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Wales Institute
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Central England
  • Mid Cheshire College


I have a broad knowledge and experience of 3D Design both from a craft and an industrial perspective. I have taught Silversmithing, Interior Design, Product Design and Sports Equipment Design and have a particular interest in the Design Process and Creative Design methods.


I have been actively engaged with teaching management throughout my career and implemented the design and introduction of standardised briefing and assessment procedures and associated documentation across the School along with the introduction of common assessment criteria and generic grade descriptors.

Research Interests

Whilst I have had a lengthy academic career my research interests are still being developed. Along with colleagues I am currently working on Design Against Crime projects in association with GMP to embed and integrate associated issues with the design curriculum through student projects.

Qualifications and Memberships

The University of Salford - 1995

PG Dip Business Administration                                         


Leicester Polytechnic -1982

BA (Hons) 3D Design