Preethi Rajaprakasam

Preethi Rajaprakasam

  • Lecturer in Management and Leadership
  • Dorset House D115, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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A design educator, researcher, and activist with a global vision and thought leadership in sustainability, radical innovation, and sociocultural change. For the past 10 years I have focused on supporting paradigm change towards social and environmental justice, applied entrepreneurship and design strategy experience gained in the commercial sector to support sustainability non-profit, social enterprise, and grassroots innovation.

My design expertise is accredited by the British Institute of Interior Design with a focus on Design Management for the built environment.

Sustainable innovation is at the core of my design, research, and pedagogy. With over 8 years of experience in UK Higher Education, my research interests are within Design for Sustainability, Sustainable Luxury Fashion, Corporate Sustainability, Design Research, Youth employability, and Sustainable entrepreneurship.


SPEED-You-UP: Students and NEET young people, Professionals and Educators work on Employability and Entrepreneurial skills in the battle against school Dropout and Youth UnemPloyment. (European Commission Intereg 2Seas, 02 Nov 2020). In Progress

Exploration of Alternative Food Network Practices, challenges and Opportunities in England: A Case Study of Dorset County

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Responsible consumption and production

"Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns"

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Partnership for the Goals

"Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development"

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Journal Articles

  • Rajaprakasam, P., 2022. Luxury industry as a pioneer for sustainability through improved communication: A consumer perspective. Luxury Studies: The In Pursuit of Luxury Journal, 1 (1), 25-43.

Internet Publications


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Design for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Project Management in Society

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Buying and Merchandising
  • Organisational Behaviour and Responsible Management

Invited Lectures

  • Circular Fashion Business, London, 21 Feb 2024 more


  • Exploration of Alternative Food Network Practices, challenges and Opportunities in England: A Case Study of Dorset County (Bournemouth University Business School, 27 Feb 2024). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • ESRC Festival of Social Science 2022 (25 Oct 2022-27 Oct 2022)

Conference Presentations

  • PhD by Design, Luxury and Social Innovation, 13 Jun 2016, Brighton

Attended Training

  • Education Practice, 30 Oct 2022, Teaching


  • MPhil in Sustainable Luxury (Loughborough University, 2018)
  • MA in Design Management (University of Southampton, 2015)
  • BSc (Hons) in Interior Architecture (National School of Design, India, 2011)