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Associate Professor Richard Hooper

School of Creative and Performing Arts
0151 291 3677
Arts and Humanities

Education and Qualifications

1980 - B.Ed (Hons.) - Exeter University (Marjon)

1982 - MA - (BNU)

2012 - PhD. - The University of Chester

Teaching at Hope

Digital Design (including 2D & 3D CAD & Digital Manufacture)

Professional Practice  (Masters and Undergraduate levels).


Research Interests and Expertise

The pedagogical aspects of new technology in design education.

The application of new technology to contemporary studio practice in design.

Construction systems.


Recent research outputs include;

Journal Articles

Hooper, R. (2015). Sine Bowl ‘Remarkable Image’. Craft Research Journal. Vol. 5 (2).,id=2748/

Conference Papers

Hooper, R. (2015). Portents, Catalysts, Barriers and Possibilities in the Development of Digital Sculpture. Presented at The Fabrication of Art and Beyond: Making and Inventing in Digital Culture. CHArt'15 - 30th Conference of Computers and the History of Art. Part of the King’s  College London FABRICATION Arts & Humanities Festival

Hooper, R. (2015). Thomian luminosity in CNC fabricated Cast Acrylic Sculpture. Paper presented at the Provocative Plastics  Conference. Bournemouth University of the Arts.  and                                            


2011 - Cores Exhibition, CWA, Philadelphia, USA. 

2011  -  Online Digital Gallery Exhibition D-ART 2011 for the International Conference Information Visualization iV 2011, and the International Conference “Computer Graphics, Imaging and Vizualization” CGIV 2011 Exhibitions. The virtual sculpture Bone was exhibited and can be seen at: Conversations with Wood. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Waterbury Accession Collection Exhibition. Piece Vector Warp exhibited.

2010  - Bridges2010, Pecs, Hungary as Part of Maths and Art Conference. The sculptural piece Trinity was exhibited and may be seen at;