I’m a Product Designer and Researcher. Currently I'm working as an Innovation Fellow for Design and Creative Technology at the Centre for Digital Citizens. I'm a member of CoCreate research studio in Northumbria University’s School of Design.
I principally work alongside people with dementia, with a focus on hearing and amplifying some of the quietest voices in our community through design. I am interested in supporting communities and exploring citizenship through acts of creativity. I work in partnership with a number of research and community organisations through the CDC, you can find out about my projects with them on The Ageless Citizen website.
If you’d like to chat about getting an idea off the ground, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Collingham, H., Wallace, J., Brewster, J., Whittingham, R., Prost, S., Marshall, J., Benson, W., & Kindleysides, M. (2022). Co-Creating a Virtuous Cycle: Fostering Citizenship-Alliances through Making and Gifting. In Participatory Design Conference. Newcastle University. https://doi.org/10.1145/3537797.3537863
Hay, K., Pschetz, L., Koulidou, N., Claisse, C., Dylan, T., Dixon, B., Collingham, H. and Nissen, B., 2022. Making Together Across Space & Time: Mapping Participatory Making when Co-Designing Asynchronously and/or without Colocation. In Participatory Design Conference. Newcastle University. https://doi.org/10.1145/3537797.3537834
Collingham, H., 2021. Product Design to support Creative Ageing for People with Dementia: A Practice-Based Inquiry. (PhD Thesis, Northumbria University).
Collingham, H., Durrant, A. and Vines, J., 2020, July. Making In The Moment: Insight from Participatory Arts for Co-Design Practice in Dementia Care Settings. In 6th International Conference on Design4Health (pp. 78-85). Sheffield Hallam University. Download