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Mrs Sam Ingleson
Mrs Sam Ingleson
postal addressG05, Allerton Studios, University of Salford.
telephone0161 2954630
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2012 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
From July 2012 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Contemporary Fine Art & Critical Theory
From January 2012 to June 2012.
Profile Summary

Sam Ingleson is a multi media visual artist who’s art practice is centred in social engagement and participatory performances. Her core research themes are the exploration of creative space and engagement in the formation of artistic strategies that include makers and performers, her current interest is collaborating to developing board games that bring groups of people together to celebrate, learn or reflect. In 2011 Sam was awarded a  VC Research Scholarship to develop this research and is currently working with staff and students from across the University to create a board game specifically for undergraduate students to play as part of their induction into University. 

Sam has worked in the School of Art and Design since 2000. Her currently role is as Programme Leader for MA Art and Design and lecturers on the Creative Education postgraduate award and the undergraduate Visual Arts programme.

Recently Sam was the KTF Project Manager, responsible for management and co- delivery with Paul Haywood of an AHRC funded Knowledge Transfer Fellowship ‘Supporting Arts and Enterprise Skills in Communities through Creative Engagement with the Local Area’.  Guns to Goods is one of the projects she is currently working on; The Guns to Goods project brings together multiple agencies whose shared aim is to support young people in leading campaign initiatives that will improve their life experiences and opportunities.  Guns to Goods makes use of Art, Fashion, Design for Manufacture and Enterprise skills, transferred from the University of Salford and its students, to address and counter issues of gun ownership and gun related crime affecting communities in the Inner South Manchester Area.

Co-founder and Artistic Director of Artists and Education C.I.C until June 2010 Artists and Education devised, delivered, monitored and evaluated artists residencies with young people and provided CPD courses for artists and teachers. Sam was the Visual Arts Director for the Step Up festival and through Artists and Education have worked with University of Salford, Creative Partnerships, the Arts Council and Salford City Council and Manchester City Council and worked for Arts Council England as Artsmark Validator for 3 years. 



Key Qualifications
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Magazine Articles
Other Publications
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Poster Presentations
Working Papers
Key Presence
Conference Organisation

Playful Learning is pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults. Playful... more >>.


contributor to the organisation of the Arts, Health and Social Care Symposium - . Responsible for the curation and exhibition of the Visual Arts strand... more >>.


contributor to the organisation of the Arts, Health and Social Care Symposium - Starts and End of Life. Responsible for the curation and exhibition of the Visual Arts strand of the Symposium 


External Examiner Duties

 External Examiner for MA Fine Art and Education in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences from 01.10.15 - 31.01.20.


 External Advisor for the PG Review and Re-approval of the PGCE Secondary Physical Education (Leading to QTS) course.

Honours and Awards

 The Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship is a scheme that offers focussed support to promising early care... more >>.


 £5,190 Award to test and refine the manufacturing processes around recycling guns into products 


 £2,600 Award to Develop the Guns to Goods Project further


 £2,000 Award A community science event. The event builds upon an existing project run by University of Salford in partnership with CARISMA which has created badges from melted down guns to create a Wearpeace br... more >>.


 £2,000 Grant to work with Peace Education Officer and local school to develop and produce a card game that reflection on what would happen if a nuclear explosion occured.

Media Appearances

The BBC World Service commissioned a piece for radio and a web article documenting the Guns to Goods project

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Memberships of External Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  

National recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education

Other Evidence of External Esteem

 This seminar series will bring together people working in the field of childhood in orde... more >>.