Sarah Smith MA BA (hons) FHEA


Specialist Subject Areas

Cognitive development.
Child Psychology.
Critical / sustainable design.
Creative Writing.
19th & 20th Century History.
Art and Design Business planning.


BA (hons) English and History
MA Art & Design (Design Futures)
FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



 Sarah works within art and design practice with a focus upon cognitive development and critical / sustainable design. Her expertise is primarily with business management with an emphasis upon art and design enterprise and business planning. Her masters research explored the role that toy design plays in the development of child cognition, and questions the behaviour, assumptions, values and worldviews that design in general promotes through its material forms.

 Sarah works within the the Constellation (history, theory and philosophy) module with Cardiff School of art and design, leading the Creative Enterprise Research Proposal pathway for dissertation. She is interested in supporting art and design students in identifying niche pathways for theoretically guided practice and in promoting sustainable and responsible design through enterprise and public engagement.