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Dr Bo Kelestyn


Dr Bo Kelestyn (she/her) works as an Associate Professor, Course Director for the MSc in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation, and the Undergraduate Student Engagement Lead with a remit in community and belonging at the Warwick Business School (WBS). As a design thinking academic and practitioner, Bo has designed and led several award winning interdisciplinary modules on design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and leads on The Guardian Masterclass on design thinking. Bo is the creator of the Warwick Secret Challenge, a problem-solving workshop with elements of design thinking, which has become a key methodology to tackle innovation challenges at Warwick through authentic student-staff co-creation. Bo is the co-creator of the Warwick Employability Challenge and Warwick Sustainability Challenge, and creator of WBS' Challenge X: co-curricular student experiences that democratise design thinking to all students at Warwick. Bo hosts the Student Experience by Design podcast to champion the use of design thinking in Higher Education, and is the co-lead of the Designing Together LinkedIn community. Bo is also the founder of the Leadership for Educational Transformation programme aimed at supporting the reconstruction and reform of Education in Ukraine.