Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards is a Digital Manager and Strategist at the University of Greenwich. A relative newcomer to the Higher Education sector, Gareth has spent most of his career in the publishing industry. There he was responsible for helping a number of major publishers in Britain and the US build successful websites and the cultures and teams required for them to prosper. He is now responsible for a two-year programme of work at the University of Greenwich aimed at rebuilding and rethinking the University’s online presence from the ground up. The first stage of this, a visual overhaul of the University’s existing website, was delivered ahead of schedule and to widespread user approval in December 2015.

Gareth has spoken extensively on the subject of digital change to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences at conferences and events. He has also made appearances on both radio and TV talking about design, change and user management on the railways. Most notably in relation to the importance and design impact of Johnston Sans, the London Underground’s unique typeface and on the historical importance of the Harrow & Wealdstone rail disaster for BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys series.

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the creation of Gareth’s first website. It was about Dungeons & Dragons and Sonic the Hedgehog. He refuses to be ashamed by this!

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Plenary Talk

Gareth Edwards gave a plenary talk on “Skin Deep: Using Cosmetic Improvement to Drive Real Change” from 14.45-15.30 on Tuesday 21st June 2016.