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I joined Aston University in 2001 having previously created and managed a range of new design courses at Luton University as a Principal Lecturer in 1993. Prior to that, I developed and lead the highly successful product design courses at Bournemouth University.
My design skills, technical knowledge and professional experience has been developed by working for a wide range of design lead organisations as well as design consultancies including freelance designing.
Qualifications & Education
Management and professional experience:
1970–1973 First Company Designer Mettoy Ltd
1973–1975 Design Consultant Ogle Design
1975–1980 Company Designer Prestige Group Ltd
1980–1982 Senior Designer Park Royal Porcelain Ltd
1982–1984 Lecturer Loughborough University
1984–1987 Senior Designer Crown House Tableware
1987–1988 Senior Design Manager Milton Bradley/Hasbro
1988 to date Design Consultant Chris Evans Associates
1989–1993 Principal Lecturer Bournemouth University
1993–2001 Principal Lecturer University of Luton
2001 to date Teaching Fellow Aston University
I teach on all levels of the Product Design Programmes with a focus on developing the skills students need to achieve effective practical design solutions to their project work.
My main area of interest is in Assistive Technologies.
Recent research funding
I am currently co-editing a major design book to be launched in 2010/11
I am currently supervising 1 PhD student.