Focus on: Kevin Byron PhD
Kevin Byron received his Ph.D in Physics from the University of Hull and pursued a career in research in the telecommunications industry for some twenty five years. In 2002 he was awarded a three year NESTA Fellowship to study creativity in education after which he established his own training business (ETC – Education and Training in Creativity).
Recently his work has focussed on the Higher Education sector. Here he is involved in research skills training and the enterprise education agenda in UK Universities, and was author of ‘The Creative Researcher’ – a booklet that provides support to postgraduate researchers.
He is also co-author of the book 'The Alchemy of Innovation' and authored two monographs on ‘Inventing and Problem-Solving’ and ‘Counter-intuition’ published by the Institute for Cultural Research. His current research is focused on investigating patterns of creative insight, and the ‘vocabulary’ of creativity. He is based at Queen Mary, University of London.
Kevin Byron has presented:
- Turning Japanese: An introduction to the creative methods of Jiro Kawakita (2012)
- Non Plus Ultra? (2007)
- Creativity & Self-Observation (2006)
- How to Become an Inventor (2004)
- Telling Tales (2004)