Senior Lecturer / Course Co-ordinator (Stage 1)

Nicola is one half of MOTH, which is a research project, that investigates the skills and contributions communication designers can make to death studies and end of life experiences. Working across a number of applied projects with a broad range of partners and practitioners; (academics, medics, artists, experience designers, historians , philosophers, sociologist, curators, writers and students). Moth has focused on both design practice within pedagogy as well as applied innovation of products and events. It aims to challenge attitudes, conventions and context surrounding death and dying.  

 

Nicola joined Falmouth in 2006 and works across all three undergrad years. She is an External examiner for UAL from 2020.

External Links

Contact details

Telephone 01326 213727

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
1995 MA Royal College of Art
2005 Level 4 Teaching Qualification FE Stage 2 City & Guilds
1990 BA(Hons) Central St Martins School of Art and Design

Honors and awards

Year Description
2001

ILT Membership

1995

The Chris Garham Memorial Prize for Photography

1995

The Bankers Pyramid Trust Award - New Business BUMP design

1995

The Brian Robb Italian Travel Prize

1994

The Painters & Stainers Prize RCA

Membership of external committees

ILT

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Moth Death & Dying
 
• Opening windows for meaningful conversation, communication and connection.
• Promoting a sense of well-being, reduced anxiety (through empowerment).
• Creating a sense of achievement and legacy.
• Facilitiating a place for creative exchange and contribution.
• Advocacy for mourning. Acceptance of sadness is a natural and necessary part of a maturing process, reducing stress, anxiety and depression in the surviving relatives.
• Recognising that the purpose of grief is not to move on without those one who have died, but to find a secure place for them and that recounting the life of the deceased is not just a secular alternative to religious ritual, but a social-psychological necessity.

Research Topics

  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Transcription and Forensics
  • Image Making
  • MOTH Death & Design

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 and Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X (2016) Design of Death. In: Malady and Mortality' Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture. Language and Literature . Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne UK, pp. 229-244. ISBN 978-1-4438-9010-6
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Conference or Workshop Item

Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2021) How to cope with the grief and loss of a pet. In: How to cope with the grief and loss of a pet, 12 October 2021, Online event.
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2020) The Goodbye Box and story/advice book, ‘Saying Goodbye to Dr Tinkle’ has been developed by MOTH as an aid to help children and adults cope with bereavement. In: When Pets Pass On, 9 September 2020, Online. (Unpublished) Item not available from this repository.

Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2020) When Pets Pass On: Sharing Good Practice in Pet Bereavement by Blue Cross. In: When Pets Pass On: Sharing Good Practice in Pet Bereavement, 9 Sept 2020, Online.
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2020) Dying.dialogues Jan 24 - Jan 25 2020 ‘Dying.dialogues’ is a symposium on design for end-of-life with collaborators from the Health Design Studio at OCADU Toronto and Taboo Health. In: Dying Dialogues & Design TO Festival, 24.01.20-26 01.20, OCAD UNIVERSITY 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Canada M5T 1W1 www.ocadu.ca. (Unpublished) Item availability may be restricted.
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2018) Good Grief: Collections, Classification & Curation. Ars Moriendi: The Art of Dying (well)& Magical Thinking. In: DaCNet Death and Culture II conference, 06-07 Sept 2018, University of York. (Unpublished)
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2017) Moth Project: Four Deadlines & a Dinner/TALKCPR Bevan Commission Annual Conference 2017/18. In: Moth Project: Four Deadlines & a Dinner/TALKCPR Bevan Commission Annual Conference 2017/18, 14 09 17, Swansea.
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2015) One day symposium Graphic Designers Research. In: One day symposium Graphic Designers Research, Nov 2015, Falmouth University.
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Jenkins, Jessica ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2295-5871 (2015) One day symposium Graphic Designers Research. In: One day symposium Graphic Designers Research, 20th November 2015, Falmouth University. (In Press)

Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2015) CDAS Conference 2015: Death and its Futures: • envision 21st century futures of death, dying and bereavement, e.g. predicted trends, scenarios to be avoided, future living and dying that we and our descendants can embrace • radically re-think end-of-life policies and practices • set out future research agendas • showcase innovative research, teaching, practice, or public engagement. In: Death and its Futures, May 2015, Bath University.
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2015) CDAS Conference 2015: Death and its Futures:. In: Death and its Futures, 05-06 June 2015, Bath University. Item availability may be restricted.
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2014) Type Workshop 2: UnDead Type. In: Type Workshop 2: UnDead Type, 14 March 2014, Falmouth University.
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2013) 'Malady and Mortality' Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture. In: 'Malady and Mortality' Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture, Thursday 19th - Friday 20th September 2013, Falmouth University.

Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2013) Malady and Mortality: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture. In: Malady & Mortality, 19 Sept 2013, Falmouth University. Item availability may be restricted.
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Exhibition

Whelan, Gregg ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5434-5985 and Tuukkanen, Johanna Tuukkanen (2019) ANTI Contemporary Art Festival 2019: Death. [Exhibition]
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2019) In The Face of Death / The Art of Dying. ANTI International Contemporary Art Festival Kuopio, Finland. [Exhibition]
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2017) STUFF. [Exhibition] Item availability may be restricted.
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X, Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 and Willow, Lucy (2014) Memento Mori. [Exhibition]
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Prins, Jez (2011) 26 Flavours of Cornwall. [Exhibition]
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Design

Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2021) Moth: Design for Life & Death: The Goodbye Box and Saying Goodbye to Mr Jim. [Design]
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Project

Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2016) MOTH. [Project]
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X, Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099, Bufler, Stefan and Wörgötter, Michael (2016) In The Face of Death. [Project]
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2015) In The Face of Death. [Project]
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Conference

Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2016) MOTH Talks: In the Face of Death. [Conference]
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Jenkins, Jessica ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2295-5871 (2015) Graphic Designers Research | Falmouth University | Nov 20th 2015. Concept and Curation: Dr. Jessica Jenkins. [Conference]
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Other

Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 and Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X (2020) MOTH: Death and Design. UNSPECIFIED.

Events

2013

Malady and Mortality: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture

Events

2001

On Paper: Crafts Council Exhibition & Catalogue. 2001 Inside Cover: 20 Designers Books / ‘Space Hotel’. Published by Salter Baxter Inside Cover Exhibition: 20 Designers Books / ‘Space Hotel’. Published by Salter Baxter. Touring Exhibition of Inside Cover: London, Edinbururgh, Halifax Museum van het Boek, The Hague The Centre for British Art, Yale, Connecticut. Printed Matter, New York Galerie Graphes, Paris Centre des Livres, Sait-Yrieix-La-Preche France Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin

Events

2019

Paper. The 14th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying, and Disposal. (DDD14) CDAS UNIVERSITY OF BATH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE.

Events

2018

Paper. Death & Culture II. DaCNet University of York. Conference paper.

Events

2016

In The face of Death. MOTH Symposium - Dr Stephen Cave Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. University of Cambridge. - Dr Tony Walter. Professor of Death Studies / Director of University of Baths Centre for Death & Society. - Joe Macleod. Closure Experience designer. - Lucy Willow Artist and SL Fine Art Falmouth University. Founder of Café Morte. -Mercedes Kemp Associate Director of Community and Research for WildWorks, Theatre. SL Critical and Cultural studies.

Events

2016

Paper. Graphic Designers Research Symposium. Falmouth University SOCD- Design Research practice: spanning theory, practice, history and the profession. - Moth: Ashley Rudolph & Nicola Salkeld - Dr Rathna Ramanathan Head of Communication Design RCA - Jeremy Aynsley Professor of Design History Brighton - Craig Oldham Designer and Writer - Dr. Rebecca Ross. Profession. Course Leader, MA Graphic Communication Design CSM. UAL - John L. Walters. Eye editor / co-owner - Alice Twemlow, Design critic, historian and founding chair of the Department of Design Research, Writing & Criticism at the SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York.

Events

2015

Paper. Death and Its Futures. University of Bath CDAS. Paper.

Events

2017

MOTH STUFF: A series of Collections (30 Exhibitors): Objects and artifacts as triggers for hidden memory, micro/macro, parts and whole, constructing and de-constructing, a passion for ‘rejects’ and fragments. SOCD Falmouth University. 2017 STUFF_A Novel in 25 Words. SOCD Falmouth University.

Events

2018

NHS @ 70. The Hearth Gallery, Exhibition, University Hospital Llandough. Penlan Road, Llandough.

Events

2014

Memento Mori: Falmouth Art Gallery. Discourse around death and dying and end of life matters: 2014

Events

2006

National Maritime Museum + ING Bank. re:Inventing

Events

2019

ANTI – International Contemporary Art Festival Kuopio, Finland. http://antifestival.com/ MOTH PROJECT

Teaching

Courses taught

  • Graphic Design BA(Hons)