Research Output per year
Alison is an Interior Architect and Environmental Designer. She divides her time between academic practice as an Assistant Professor in Design for Heriot Watt University, research activities and professional practice through working across Interior and architectural design specialisms. Alison enjoys participating in multidisciplinary, industry and community centered initiatives that improve the built environment and the lives of those who inhabit it. She combines this with her pedagogic practice to enrich teaching and learning activities, which in turn develop essential graduate attributes.
Alison completed a Bachelor of Design with Honors specialising in Interior and Environmental Design from The University of Dundee in 2005. On completion of her degree she entered a multidiscipline design industry where she continues to work for various design companies as a Senior Interior Architect and Environmental Designer. Prior to commencing her Assistant Professor roll with Heriot Watt University in 2014, she undertook a lecturing position with the City of Glasgow College, teaching BA honors Interior Design students with their affiliated partner, Caledonian University. She also taught at the City of Glasgow College to; Interior, product and furniture design Further Education students. In 2013 she received a Postgraduate Diploma Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) from the University of Stirling.
Research Interests include; Inclusive environments, Universal Design, Intergenerational design, Interdisciplinary design and methods of working or communicating, ageing in place, dementia friendly environments, health & wellbeing, industry/academic partnerships, student transitions and global design studios.
Educating Students for the Collaborative Workplace: Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning in Construction CoursesMacLaren, A., Wilson, M., Simmonds, R., Hamilton-Pryde, A. M., McCarthy, J. P. & Milligan, A. 13 Feb 2017 In : International Journal of Construction Education and Research.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
"Lost in Space" is a continuation of "the Illusion of Memory" a collaborative project undertaken by Interior Design and Woven Textile Design students, it has been funded by the QAA Enhancement Fund & Heriot-Watt University under the “Student Transitions” theme. This project encourages students to propose innovative design solutions to support people living with dementia.
Alison Morven Hamilton-Pryde (Recipient), 1 Dec 2015
Prize: Other distinction
"The Illusion of Memory" was a collaborative project undertaken by Interior Design and Woven Textile Design students, with commercial input from Bute Fabrics Ltd, was funded by the QAA Enhancement Fund & Heriot-Watt University under the “Student Transitions” theme. This project encouraged students to propose innovative design solutions to support people living with dementia. The project included a presentation and MSP sponsored exhibition at the Scottish Parliament.
Alison Morven Hamilton-Pryde (Recipient), 1 Jan 2015
Prize: Other distinction
Activities per year
Activity: Oral presentation
Live Interior Design 3rd Year student project in collaboration with The Kinross-shire Partnership to undertake Interior exhibition feasibility studies for the the creation of a family oriented aviation and space flight related educational knowledge hub, visitor attraction and event venue. Known as ASK, Aero Space Kinross. Multidiscipline design team including contribution from UHI, University of the Highlands & IslandsHamilton-Pryde, A. M. (Advisor)