Joanne Greenhalgh

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details


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Current positions

Level 5 Co-ordinator in Graphic Design


Jo Greenhalgh is a design practitioner who has managed a successful design business and worked as a design consultant for over 20 years. Designing for many major Arts organisations such as The Royal Exchange Theatre and bands such as Simply Red.


For the past 4 years she has invested this knowledge into full time teaching, research and academic enterprise at the University, as the communication pathway leader on the Graphic design BA (hons) course at the University of Salford.

She is also actively engaged with research, academic enterprise events, live projects and national student competitions and has a consistent record of between 4 and 16 student international design awards annually, with MPA Roses Student Creativity Awards, YCN, and D&AD awards. Jo has organized and currated graduate student shows for many years.

Research Interests

Now studying an MA in Creative Education Jo has embraced the opportunity to return to her own practice and is researching models of good practice within the context of design education. She has also produced a body of research work around the theme of collections, reflecting on her own and others obsessions with collecting, as a sense of identity which have been exhibited at Media City, 2022NQ and other Manchester venues.

Research and academic enterprise activities 

2005- to date. Co-ordinator of the MPA Roses student judging awards, involving organising the annual judging awards and private view.

2010 – to date. Founder member and organiser of DNA - Designers Northern Alliance. Formed in June 2010 First event included an inter-disciplinary graduate exhibition between 11 North West Universities, participation from 35 design companies, portfolio surgeries and guest speakers. Continues to organise and run regular major networking events for design professionals, educators and students.  

2012 March. Organised DNA Carnival.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Member of D&AD