Jeremy Myerson

Director of WORKTECH Academy
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Jeremy Myerson is a leading academic researcher, author and activist in design. He is Director of WORKTECH Academy, the global knowledge network exploring the future of work and workplace, which he founded in 2016. He also holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the Royal College of Art and is a Visiting Fellow in the Oxford Institute for Population Ageing, University of Oxford.

An acknowledged expert in workplace design and innovation, Jeremy Myerson founded Design Week magazine in 1986. He co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design – the Royal College of Art’s largest centre for design research – in 1999, which he directed for 16 years. The author of more than 20 books in the field, including a trilogy of books co-authored with Philip Ross, his most recent titles include Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life (2014) and New Old: Design for Our Future Selves (2017).

Jeremy sits on the advisory boards of design institutes in Hong Kong, The Netherlands,Switzerland, the UK and South Korea. In 2016, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the RCA for his international contribution to design research.