Preethi Rajaprakasam

Preethi Rajaprakasam

  • Lecturer in Management and Leadership
  • Dorset House D115, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Preethi is an academic and an associate Interior designer accredited by the British Institute of Interior Design with a background in Design Management for the built environment. Preethi currently undertakes teaching and research within the Business School.

She is one of the primary investigators on a European-funded Interreg 2Seas project, Speed-You-Up, which aims to reduce unemployment and school dropouts amongst young people in the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

She also leads Teaching in Design for Tourism and Hospitality; Fashion Business, Buying & Merchandising, Organisational Behaviour and Responsible Management for UG/PG.

Sustainable development is at the core of Preethi’s design and research. With over eight years of experience in UK higher education, Preethi's areas of expertise include Responsible Luxury, 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

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

Profile of Teaching UG

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

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)