Core Members 

Prof Alison Prendiville

Co-Founder and
Professor in Design For Service

Dr Alison Prendiville is Professor of Service Design, at LCC University of the Arts London. She works at the intersections of science and technology innovation with a focus on open, participatory, equitable and socially responsive co-design processes, particularly around service transformation with communities and experts in human and animal health settings.

Dr Silvia Grimaldi

Co-Founder, Co-Lead and
Reader in Service Design and Collaborative Futures 

Dr Silvia Grimaldi is Reader in Service Design and Collaborative Futures, and Co-Lead and Co-Founder of the Service Futures Lab at London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London (UAL). In the past she was Course Leader of the MA Service Design, Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Pharma Factory (H2020), and Co-Investigator leading the UAL side of Co-Design Your Place Erasmus+. She has a PhD in Design from UAL.

Dr Lara Salinas

Co-Founder, Co-Lead and
Senior Lecturer in Service Design and Senior Research Fellow in Knowledge Exchange

Dr Lara Salinas is a design researcher with over 10 years’ experience in design for public service innovation. She has a PhD in Design and Creative Exchange from ImaginationLancaster.


Prof Ramia Mazé

Professor of Design for Social Innovation & Sustainability

Ramia Mazé is Professor in Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, United Kingdom. She has been an editor of the leading scholarly journal Design Issues since 2016. A designer and architect by training, her PhD is in interaction design. She has led, published, and exhibited widely through major interdisciplinary and international practice-based design research projects, most recently in social and sustainable design, design activism and design for policy. She specialises in participatory, critical and politically engaged design practices, as well as “research through design” and feminist epistemologies.

Dr Malé Luján Escalante

Senior Lecturer in Co-Design and Knowledge Exchange for Service

Malé is a Design Researcher and Educator with expertise in Design-led Responsible Innovation, focusing on ethical implications of socio-technological systems, radical futures and other ways of knowing. She experiments using creative and co-design methods to catalyse cross-disciplinary, cross-sector collaboration and community engagement.

Dr Hena Ali

Course Leader MA Service Design

Dr. Hena Ali is the Course Leader for MA Service Design at London College of Communication, UAL. She is a UK-based designer, researcher, academic, and journal reviewer. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, London. She holds a practice-led doctorate in ‘Graphic Communication Design for Sustainable Social Innovation’ from Central Saints Martins, UAL.


Dr Rosie Hornbuckle

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Complex Design Collaborations

Dr Rosie Hornbuckle is a researcher and educator focusing on interdisciplinary communication for alternative scenarios of future design practice. Rosie’s current work is concerned with the role of design and communication practices in enabling the development and adoption of alternative, sustainable, solutions, for example in the adoption of material technologies that are less resource-intensive or technologies which open up new possibilities in healthcare development. These challenges are systemic, and therefore Rosie's research seeks to define and apply new methods for supporting the complex collaborations necessary for transition.

Marion Lagedamont

Lecturer in Prototyping, Materialising and Storytelling for Design Futures

Marion Lagedamont is Lecturer in Prototyping, Materialising and Storytelling for Design Futures on MA Service Design and BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts, London College of Communication. Her inter-disciplinary practice sits at the crossroads of storytelling, critical design, research and teaching. She is also a member of Service Futures Lab and Supra Systems Studio, both research and practice groups at LCC.

We work with a larger team of associates and collaborators across academics, consultants, research students, and alumni.