Ian Hosking

Senior Research Associate at Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge

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.