Dr Gareth Thomson

Reader, Mechanical Engineering & Design 

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Gareth's research interests fall into two fields - engineering education and biomedical engineering. In the former, his work focuses on active learning approaches, workspace design and innovative assessment methodologies. 
In the latter, he is keen to examine the human factors and safety issues in healthcare technology. 
He is actively involved with the Aston Research Centre in Healthy Ageing (ARCHA), undertaking research in the area of technologies that support healthy ageing.
Media experience
  • Gareth is available to comment both on written and broadcast media.
Areas of expertise
  • Design for infection control
  • Infection treatment
  • Surgical safety - reducing risks in surgical procedures through new technology and testing methods.
  • Interactions within healthcare systems
  • Interface design
  • Medical product ergonomics
  • Smart systems design
  • Engineering education, higher education pedagogy and policy.
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To book an interview, contact Rebecca Hume on 0121 204 5159 or r.hume@aston.ac.uk