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Mr Grahame Hudson

Job: Principal Lecturer/Associate Head/Postgraduate Programme Leader

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

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

T: +44 (0)116 250 6024




Personal profile

Grahame Hudson is an associate head, postgraduate programme leader and principal lecturer in the School of Design in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities. He is the programme leader for the MA Design Entrepreneurship and is also a module leader on the MA Design Management and MA Design Innovation. His teaching areas include design management, enterprise, business planning, technology transfer and commercialisation.

Between 2001 and 2003 he was the Head of the Research Grants office and the DMU Russian PhD research programme. Between 1997 and 2001, he was a project manager and programme director at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency.  He served as an officer in the Royal Navy between 1986 and 1996 qualifying as a Russian interpreter and working in Central and Eastern Europe as a humanitarian aid monitor and UK arms control inspector. 

He has a BA in African and Asian History from the University of Sydney and an MA in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Leicester. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Research interests/expertise

  • Design Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
  • Design and New Product Development

Areas of teaching

  • design management
  • enterprise
  • business planning
  • technology transfer and commercialisation


  • BA University of Sydney, Australia
  • MA University of Leicester
  • PG Cert TEFL

Honours and awards

July 1990 Royal Navy Initial Staff Course at RNC Greenwich awarded best service paper on ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union. 


Membership of external committees

Member British Council Moscow Steering Group on Internationalising Higher Education 2011 to date.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member Chartered Institute of Linguists


Consultancy work

Working with Russian HE partners on research and curriculum development projects since 1997 including Bauman Moscow State Technical University, St Petersburg State University of Technology and Design and the British Council in Russia.


Grahame Hudson