Lecturer, Brand Design & Strategy

I teach across a range of modules at Falmouth including Creative Problem Solving, Startup, and Behaviour Change for Good. I'm also an AHRC funded postgraduate researcher at the Loughborough Design School focussed on User Experience (UX) education. Before working in higher education I was a graphic designer in London.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2014 MRes Arts and Cultural Research University of Brighton
2010 MA Design with Learning and Teaching in HE Kingston University, London
2000 BA Design Studies Goldsmiths

Membership of external committees

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

  • Branch, James

    Evans, Mark, (2021), Do UX design courses meet industry’s needs? Analysing UX degrees and job adverts, In: The Design Journal, Taylor Francis, London, 24 (4), ISSN: 1756-3062
  • Branch, James

    (2016), Mapping the mast, In: Communication Design: Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research, Bloomsbury, London, UK, 3 (1), ISSN: 2055-7140
  • Branch, James

    (2018), Learning from Networked Public Space, In: Cultural Politics, Duke University Press, London, UK, 14 (1), pp. 129-131, ISSN: 1751-7435
  • Su, Cui and Branch, James

    (2011), Print Matters: Zines, In: Print Matters, March 2011, Southampton Hartley Library


Areas of teaching

  • Creative Problem Solving; Start-up; Final Year Project

Courses taught

  • BA (Hons) Creative Advertising

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • External Examiner University of Northampton 2016-2020

  • External Examiner University of West London 2014-2018