PhD Map

Call for Information –

we are keen to create a map of jewellery PhD research. We are interested in PhD work that is current, and recently completed. What we need from you is:

Your name and email contact

1 paragraph (upto 500 words) outlining your PhD research, expected date of completion and institution you are attached to and

1 high res quality image (ie 300dpi)

Send this to – we will update the map as and when we receive your information.


Chiara Scarpitti– PhD and academic researcher

PhD International Doctorate in Design and Innovation
University of Studies of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy

Post digital design industry. Objects, things, organisms.

In collaboration with the City of Science of Naples and the Waag Society (Institute of Art, Design and Technology) in Amsterdam, the aim of the PhD is been to combine theoretical research and practical research
toward a Post digital scenario, through testing new productive processes, hybridizing different techniques as, for instance, parametric design and brain computer interfaces with biohacking practice and others mixed techniques.
In this way, the double nature of the research has interlaced, alongside theoretical methodologies (critical making and neo materialism), also other practices more laboratorial and experimental. The combination between
innovative materials, advanced manufacturing techniques and self-generated tools, has led the research to the realization of physical objects highly experimental and future oriented.


Ginta Grūbe- PhD candidate The Art Academy of Latvia, Riga

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Ginta Grube (maiden name Zabarovska) is a Latvian based jewellery artist and a PhD researcher at The Art Academy of Latvia. Primarily her research seeks to enrich the historical analysis of jewellery art history in Latvia during the Post-Soviet period. „The theme is jewellery art in Latvia from 1991 until present (2019/20). I focus on individual artists and collections that hold Latvian contemporary jewellery such as The Latvian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, The Artists’ Union of Latvia etc.

Since 2015 PhD candidate within The Art Academy of Latvia located in Riga.


Mohammed Kwaku Baidoo- PhD

Department of Educational Innovations in Science and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi


The processes of acquiring jewellery education in Ghana is either through School-Based or apprenticeship programme. Concern expressed by some players in the jewellery industry is that most students who acquire jewellery education through School-Based (Metal Product Design Section, KNUST) are not able to practise as jewellers after their graduation because there is mismatch between skills that students acquired while in school and that of jewellery industry’s needs.

This study therefore sought to describe the characteristics, similarities and differences of School-Based and Apprentices Jewellery Education programmes in Ghana, also design and propose models for teaching and learning of Jewellery by School-Based and Apprenticeship systems of education in Ghana and finally assess the designed models to ascertain their effectiveness on knowledge and skills acquired by the learners through School-Based and Apprenticeship programmes in Ghana.