Ninela Ivanova is an LDoc CEE Post Doctoral Research Fellow at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, London, where she worked with Rama Gheerawo, Director of the Centre, on Creative Leadership – an approach to leadership that is central to innovation in the 21st Century.



Ninela holds a PhD in Design Research which focused on the development of design methods and approaches to advance engagement with novel and challenging concepts intersecting materials and sensory experience. This involved working with collaborators and participant groups from science, design, public, academic and industry sectors.