Steve Parkinson

Steve is passionate about improving Design and Technology education. He spent his early career working in education and taught at secondary, college and university level. Steve received the James Dyson Foundation Teacher of the Year award for his work on modernising Design and Technology education.

Steve has worked with multiple disruptive organisations including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. After co-founding the disruptive educator movement, Teach Design, Steve led various initiatives across the UK, including inclusion programmes for the Department of Education and the Mayor of London. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts for work related to the pedagogy of circular economy through leadership.

As Education Manager at Autodesk, Steve works with students and educators in schools, colleges and universities. He is determined to bridge the gap between education and industry as we disruptively transition toward ‘the future of making things’.