Gillian Horn was been appointed as a Design Council Trustee on February 1st 2019.

Committed to the valuable contribution of research in design and in practice, Gillian is very active in Design Review and an experienced chair. She is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Reading, a ‘Wise Friend’ advisor to Urban Design London, and a regular external examiner and awards judge. Gillian is currently completing a funded doctoral research thesis on the schism between elite and popular taste.

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