Dr (Bozhena) Bo Kelestyn is an expert in design thinking with a diverse teaching and consulting portfolio. Since joining Warwick as a staff member in 2018, she created and led on a number of interdisciplinary modules on design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. In the 2022/23 academic year, Bo will be leading on the digital innovation and design thinking modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Bo was appointed as the Student Engagement Lead with a remit in community building and generating a sense of belonging across undergraduate programmes at WBS. She is also the creator of Challenge X: A Design Thinking Sprint, which will be offered as a co-curricular design thinking experience to all students at WBS starting from the 2022/23 academic year.
Outside of the School, Bo coordinates the Leadership, Communication and Innovation course at the Warwick Summer School and leads on The Guardian Masterclass on design thinking. She is also 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. Bo launched a limited podcast series on this topic in partnership with AdvanceHE, championing the use of design thinking in Higher Education.
Bo was educated at the Warwick Business School and the Durham Business School. She holds several awards for her contributions to teaching & learning at Warwick, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, and Fellowship of Enterprise Educators UK.
Research InterestsDesign Thinking