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Miss Emily Hancock

Job: Design Research Assistant

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities 2

School/department: School of Design

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7429




Personal profile

Emily Hancock is a Design Research Assistant working within the Design Unit at De Montfort University, working on both commercial client projects and design research. Having previously design and project managed for brands such as Revlon, Superdrug, and Boots Emily has a wide knowledge of Point of Sale and Product Design. She has a BA and MA in Product Design from De Montfort University, Leicester winning the Christopherson Collection Award and Petainer Award. Emily has also taught the Visual Communication module to first year Product Design undergraduate students.

A key team member of the Impacting Business by Design Initiative Emily is now helping to deliver a key Research England Programme to develop a new way of businesses being able to access Design Consultancy expertise without the current economic barriers that are in place.

Research interests/expertise

Design thinking and it's application within the wider UK economy

Design for manufacture

Design and project management

Point of sale design

New Product Development


BA (Hons) Product Design (De Montfort University, Leicester 2013-2017)

MA Product Design (De Montfort University, Leicester 2017-2018)

Consultancy work

Area of expertise: Project management, design for manufacture, point of sale design.

RDD Europe Ltd: 2015-2016 and May to October 2017 Design Unit 2018-Present