The Team

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Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath is an industry recognised expert in the field of sustainable architectural and interior design. With strong media and presentation skills, he has presented television programmes since 1998 working for numerous channels including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery Channel and Norway’s TV2, most recently for the BBC’s DIY SOS where his show was BAFTA nominated.

As a qualified Domestic Energy and Green Deal assessor he frequently acts as a media spokesperson for the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust and the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

His extensive media experience means that he is regularly asked to host seminars, events and awards ceremonies including the Sunday Times British Homes Awards, The Pea Awards, the KB awards.
He is a regular speaker at Ecobuild, Grand Designs, Education Estates and Facility Management conferences, and vets the retail Eco Trail and London’s Top Draw and Pulse trade shows.

He is a trusted voice of authority in interior design having written 3 books – his last urban Eco Chic (Quadrille) selling over 30,000 copies in 8 languages. He is also a frequent contributor for the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, House Beautiful and BD Online.

Victoria Jackson

Lead Biophilic Design Researcher & Consultant

Victoria Jackson is a designer whose passion for improving wellbeing whilst creating more sustainable ways of living led her to join Oliver Heath Design in 2014 to focus on the area of Biophilic Design.

Victoria’s previous research into Ecological Literacy and the Circular Economy has informed a range of projects including a research paper on waste reduction, which was published by DEFRA and the CIWM. An experienced educator and workshop facilitator she currently lectures in Furniture, Product & Architectural Design at the University for the Creative Arts. She has regularly taught on the MA Sustainable Design at Brighton University, as well as presenting at seminars in institutions such as Imperial College London, Coventry University and the Centre for Sustainable Design.

Victoria’s interest in community engagement for resilience building led her to co-establish the Brighton Repair Cafe in 2012. As volunteer Project Manager of the Brighton Repair Café she uses a range of Communication Design & Social Media approaches to engage interest in repairing as a vehicle for transformational learning and community building.

Eren McEwen

Junior Designer

Eren has been with Oliver Heath Design since 2016, she graduated with a First Class Honours in Interior Architecture from the University of Brighton. Since leaving university she has enjoyed pursuing both the academic and practical sides of architecture and design.

She presented her dissertation on Liminal Spaces within Cities at the Space and Place conference 2015 at Oxford University. The paper explored themes of community growth, the importance of green spaces and resilient design within ‘in between’ spaces in the urban environment.

Throughout her practical design work Eren attempts to maintain a human centred approach to her projects – with a focus on the influence that design decisions can have on mood and atmosphere. She has experience of completing projects within the retail, residential, educational and hospitality sectors.

Kirsty Parker

Project Management

Kirsty has been working in the in the design industry since the 1990’s. Her studies in interior design fostering a considered & sustainable approach to design. This has led to an ongoing association with Oliver Heath Design where as a researcher & specifier she has had an involvement with a myriad of projects from concept to completion.

Never one to shy away from being hands on with projects, Kirsty is focussed on specifying the best products and materials – ensuring projects are brought in on time and in budget.

Having relocated from Lancashire to Brighton, Kirsty is equally at home on the muddy slopes of the South Downs pursuing her passion for running. Joining a local running club has re-ignited the pleasure gained as child when she raced for county & country. Good food & travel and a spot of nature will always continue to inspire.

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Jane Glinzinska

Research analyst and facilitator

Jane Glenzinska is a sustainability consultant specialising in individual and organisational behaviour change that stems from experiential learning and shifts in core values. The driving force and common thread behind all of her work is a love of facilitating transformative processes- personal, spatial, and organisational.

The focus of her interventions lies in deep frame explorations of intrinsic values and holistic considerations of personal and global sustainability through relational and participatory methodologies. She seeks to capture the quantitative and qualitative outcomes of these interventions in collaborative processes with both participants and organisations.