Dr Emma Murphy
Emma is an experienced researcher, strategist and educator, having spent the last 17 years
working across industry and academia. Her expertise and interests span the fields of design,
strategy and innovation. She is highly experienced in using design-led approaches to help
organisations innovate, develop, and ultimately achieve their strategic objectives.
Working with Strategy Story, Emma brings a wealth of experience in design-led approaches,
using solid, qualitative research and co-creation methods to developing meaningful insights
with communities and organisations. She also brings experience in helping organisations use
design strategically to enhance their offering.
Prior to founding her own Research and Strategy consultancy, Emma held Senior positions at
international design consultancies Graven and MadeBrave, and academic positions at
Lancaster University and The Innovation School at The Glasgow School of Art.
Clients Emma has worked with range from small, independent operators to multi-nationals
including Nestlé, VW, Medtronic, Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland, Highlands and Islands
Enterprise, Jacobs and RBS.
Other appointments held:
- Founder at her own Research and Strategy consultancy
- Co-Founder at The Future Collective (a strategic design consultancy)
- Visiting Academic at Glasgow School of Art
- Fellow of the RSA