Jason Kearns

Jason Kearns

Senior Lecturer in Interior Design

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Victoria building, VB007

+44 (0) 1772 89 3377


Subject Areas: Interior Design

Jason trained as a furniture designer before undertaking his MA in Interior Design. This led him into Retail Design where he worked for several multi-national companies, developing their brand identity through contemporary point of sale environments. His personal research interest at current are in the Science of Making Research group exploring the manipulation of materials. 

Full Profile

Jason's experience encompasses the manipulation of a given retail/architectural space with a strong underpinning ethos of structured detailing and fabrication together with technical skills and a principal knowledge of space, planning, colour, materials and finishes.

His Masters dissertation explored scale and proportion and the movement of objects/structures from an external environment and how they are resited/displayed in an interior space.

Jason is also a level 2 coordinator for UCLan's BA (Hons) Interior Design links for partners in NAFA in Singapore and Hugh Baird internal examiner.

Being active in Knowledge Transfer and a member of the Science of making research groups Jason believes that these aspect of his work/research are important for both the University and the students creating industrial links, contacts and placements and the development of fabrication construction and material awareness/knowledge.


  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA) 2013
  • Pg Cert 2004
  • MA Interior Design 1996
  • BA(Hons) 3Dimensional Design, Furniture 1993


Simpkins, N. and Kearns, J. "Interior Design: Engaging Practices", Conference, 'interiors,education, futures', Northumbria University, 2011.


Science of Making sub group, Manipulation of material, fabrication and construction techniques.


Member of Interior Educators, UK

External Activities

Interior Educators, UK


'interiors,education, futures', Northumbria University, 2011.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Interior Design, level 2 coordinator, Internal examiner NAFA in Singapore and Hugh Baird College.


Manipulation of material, fabrication and construction techniques.