Senior Researcher, Design Wales, Cardiff
Gisele Raulik-Murphy is a senior researcher at Design Wales, based at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC). She is a graphic designer with a postgraduate diploma in Strategic Planning and Business Management, and a Masters in Design Strategy and Innovation from Brunel University. Prior to taking the Masters course, she worked for the Paraná Design Centre in Brazil for six years. After graduating from Brunel, Gisele worked as a research consultant for the Design Council in London. She joined Design Wales in 2003 to organise the International Workshop on Design Support (IWDS). Between 2005 and 2007, she coordinated the EU-funded programme SEEdesign – Sharing Experience on Design Support for SMEs. Gisele is currently undertaking a PhD at the UWIC, where she is developing a comparative analysis of strategies for design in different national contexts. Her research is the study of national design policies and the structure of design organisations, with an emphasis on models for design support serving the SME sector and economic development.