Senior Research Associate, Engineering Design Centre, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Ian joined the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge in 2009 as a Senior Research Associate after 20 years of working in industry. His current focus is on the application of design in healthcare and design education for 11-18 year olds.
He is the co-founder and co-leader of Designing Our Tomorrow (DOT) which is a collaboration with the Faculty of Education. DOT develops teaching resources for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). These equip students with the “thinking tools” to creatively solve real-world problems with technology.
He is a founder and director of Cambridge Clinical Management Analytics (CCMA) that develops software that helps predict and manage crowding in hospital emergency departments.
Ian managed an EPSRC-NIHR funded network called PRIDE (Promoting Real Independence through Design Expertise) which has developed new tools for healthcare design. These have been applied to a range of projects covering new medical device development and service improvement.
He is part of a collaborative project with Marie Curie Care and Sheffield Hallam University to develop a toolkit to enable the design of palliative care services.
He sits on the British Standards Institute Committee (DES/001) that is providing input to the new European ‘Design for All’ standard.
Ian has a B.Sc in Physics from the University of Essex.