Staff profile

Crispin Owen

Technical Manager

Crispin Owen stood on the balcony in Markeaton Street.


College of Arts, Humanities and Education, College of Engineering and Technology


Electronics, Computing and Mathematics, Humanities, Institute of Education, Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment, School of Arts


Chandos Pole Street, Derby Campus, Markeaton Street, Derby Campus, Derby Theatre, Lonsdale House, Kedleston Road and Britannia Mill, Derby Campus



I am Technical Manager with responsibility for the strategic development, operation and management of high-quality and complex technical resources and support services across the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Education, Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.  

I am part of the Senior Management Teams (College Executive) strategic planning for technical resources and relevant estate development.

I am also college liaison with Estates for the development and maintenance of college buildings and responsible for site management and associated space planning for all College occupied sites and spaces, and the implementation of effective health and safety management within the colleges.

Research interests

The starting point for my work was the idea of the ‘container’ as a form of 'wunderkammer', or cabinet of curiosity, where the collections are held, contained and ultimately displayed. I have developed these ideas using traditional craft skills, with throwing used as a way to create the multiple forms and containers. This gives me a direct, fast and fluid connection with the material and the making process.

Membership of professional bodies