Current Professors


Civil Society, Social Groups and Communities

Philippa Mullins is a researcher at the London School of Economics. Her PhD looks at civil society activity around disability in present-day Russia. She holds an MSc with Distinction in Social Policy (Research) from the LSE and a BA in Modern Languages (French and Russian) from the University of Oxford. She has previously worked as a researcher at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Policy Lab at the UK Cabinet Office, and in various NGOs based primarily in Russia and the UK. This is the second year that she will be teaching with Prowibo, having taught the course on civil society at the African Rural University in Uganda in 2017. Philippa is also an avid fencer currently on the Great Britain Senior Women‘s Fencing team. She will be teaching a course titled “Understanding Civil Society” at Karamat Girl’s P.G. College in August 2018.

The course aims at introducing students to critical discussions around civil society and teaching them to assess its role and potential strengths and weaknesses in various contexts. Students will improve their ability to use academic literature by learning to relate theoretical material to concrete examples from their own knowledge and experience. They will strengthen communication and presentation skills and individual confidence by working in groups, taking part in simulations, and debating civil society’s various opportunities and difficulties.



Raise Your Voice

Rachel Warnick specialises in communications and English as a Foreign Language, particularly in short-term, intensive programmes.  She has worked with a variety of institutions and corporate clients in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She obtained a BA with High Distinction in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and an MSc in International Management (China) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).  She spent fifteen years in business, gaining valuable experience in the finance, energy and non-profit sectors, most notably with Goldman Sachs and the UNHCR, before returning to education. In addition, she has an extensive track record of volunteer work in the UK and Africa. Canadian by birth but a nomad by nature, Rachel has lived in eleven countries on four continents.  Her belief is that education must be exciting and relevant, and this principle is the bedrock of her curriculum design and facilitation style.


Rachel will be leading a course entitled ‘Raise Your Voice’, a highly-interactive programme whose objective is to develop impactful communication skills that students will find invaluable throughout many aspects of their professional and personal lives.  The course will be centred on experiential learning, practical exercises and projects grounded in real-life scenarios.


Design Thinking

Suzanne Stein is a Foresight Analyst, Mentor, and Educator. Currently, appointed Lab Director of DMRII’s Super Ordinary, which focusses on new technologies and research methods. She is a member of OCAD U’s Digital Futures Office and the Strategic Foresight & Innovation graduate program. Stein has been an adjunct Faculty at AHO (Norway), the CFC (Canada), and the Unfinished Business School (virtual).

She comes to OCAD University from SMARTlab in the UK where she was Deputy Director and Principal Research Fellow in Technology Futures. She was formerly a member of Nokia’s Insight & Foresight group, which studied emerging trends and identified new business opportunities created by disruptive technological and market developments.

Previously at Sapient Corporation, a business and technology consultancy, Suzanne was the Discipline Lead for the Experience Modeling (XMod) group in London, where she created and managed this group of diverse social scientists. She was also a Director in the User Experience Group, overseeing Creative development and articulation as well as the Research offerings. Prior to this, she was the Director of Insights and Director of Project Management at Xcorporation, a communications and design firm. Suzanne is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and founder of the research company, Everyday Life. She was also the Canadian juror for the UN Task force, the World Summit Awards and has held Mentorship positions with the Interactive Project Lab and various advisory boards.