Lou Reynolds

Work Based Learning Fellow

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I am course leader on our Masters by Negotiated Study (MaNS) and Medical Illustration programmes. My academic background is in Philosophy & Cultural Studies and I also have 10 years’ experience working with employers and stakeholders from a range of sectors across the Creative Industries to design Work-based Learning programmes. I use this experience to ensure that our postgraduate provision is geared towards professional development so that our students have the skills they need to succeed in their particular industry.

Professional memberships and activities

HEA Fellow

Academic qualifications

Prince 2 ™ Practitioner (SPOCE Training)

PGCHPE (Staffordshire University)

MA, Modern Continental Philosophy (Staffordshire University)


• Course design and development
• Course management
• Strategic development for Regional Creative Industries
• Networking event organisation

I also have a background in Community Practice & Widening Participation.

Research interests

Cultural policy-with particular emphasis on the creative industries, feminist philosophy, ethics, identity theory and critical studies.

Enterprise and commercial interests

I have developed a range of bespoke courses for a number of external clients and organisations. For example, I run a highly successful Medical Illustration Programme in collaboration with the Institute of Medical Illustrators.


Conferences Papers

‘Opening Remarks’ Bergson in Context, The British Society for Phenomenology, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 2-4th April 2004.

‘The Practice of Le Bon Sens’ On Sensibility, The University of Dundee, with support from The British Society of Aesthetics, 24th-25th April 2004.

‘Aspiring to the Divine’ Women & the Divine. The Institute of Feminist Theory & Research. Jointly hosted by The University of Liverpool & Liverpool Hope University College, 17th-19th June 2005.

‘Bergsonian Tendencies & Clinamatic Creativity’. What is Terror? Jointly hosted by The Society of European Philosophy & the Forum for European Philosophy, University of Reading 8-10th September 2005.

Remapping Deleuze. Jointly hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University & Staffordshire University, The Cornerhouse, Oxford Street, Manchester. 17th September 2005.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021