We are a team of staff from Northumbria University

based at the Northern Design Centre, Gateshead.

We work collaboratively with partners to understand

and effectively meet their workforce development needs.

We engage


with key stakeholders in businesses, services or industry to understand their workforce development need.

We use


workforce development theory and relevant multidisciplinary expertise within the university and practice settings to inform the collaborative development of innovative solutions to workforce development challenges.

We develop & deliver


effective workforce development solutions and infrastructure to meet identified need, relevant benchmarks and professional or industry requirements, with academic and professional accreditation.

We develop


competent staff who have the skills to improve and enhance their service, business or industry.

We monitor & evaluate


from multiple perspectives the effectiveness of emerging workforce development packages, and publish the outcomes with a focus on impact.

We have examples


of previous successful and ongoing projects.

Meet the Team

Dr Anne Mcnall

Enterprise Fellow

Dr Emma Barron

Business Development Manager

Emma Senior

Senior Lecturer

Jonathan Yaseen

Multimedia Designer