University of Strathclyde
Visiting Professor at the Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management
Prof Tom Inns is Visiting Professor at the Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is also Founder and Director of Cofink, a consultancy using design approaches to support interdisciplinary collaboration between Universities, the NHS and industry, through face-to-face and online workshops.
Tom has 30 years experience in strategic leadership, developing cutting-edge design programmes, research initiatives and international partnerships as Director of Glasgow School of Art, Dean of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Initiative Director of the AHRC/EPSRC Designing for the 21st Century Programme, and Director of the Design Research Centre, Brunel University. Tom studied Engineering at the University of Bristol, worked for Rolls Royce PLC, studied Design at the Royal College of Art & Imperial College, London and completed his PhD exploring Design-led innovation in small companies at Brunel University.