Research Output per year
Lecturer in Product Design within Aston’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. She has a broad background in human factors and transport design and has expertise in rail transport design having worked within the rail industry, with a variety of stakeholders, translating engineering requirements into designs on rolling stock which satisfy rail vehicle accessibility regulations. Current activities are in teaching industry recognised transport specific design skills associated with accommodating user needs.
ME1501 Design and Experimentation
PD11DFU Design Fundamentals
PD21TDE Transport Design
PD31ATD Advanced Transport Design
PD32PRO Product Design Final Year Project
PD32PPI Professional Preparation for Industry
PD4011 Design Studio
PD4013 Design for People
2016 - present: Lecturer in Product Design, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham
2003-2015: Senior Lecturer, Automotive and Transport, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry Univesity
1999-2003: Senior Industrial Designer, Atkins Rail
1990-1999: Vehicle Designer, SNC-Lavalin (formerly Interfleet Technology)
Membership of Professional Bodies
MCSD Membership of Chartered Society of Designers
MErgs Membership of Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
MA Industrial DEsign (Engineering) DeMontfort University
BSc (Hons) Ergonomics and Urban Policy and Management, Aston University
Ergonomics expertise, Coventry University:
- 'Working together to ensure all users are included in design and evaluation processes'
- 'The Role of the Design of the Coach Driver Environment in the Driver Experience of Road Safety'
External Examiner, University of Gloucestershire19 Dec 2018 → …
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Food for thought: using the RECIPE initiative to increase students' motivation in vehicle design group workGhassan, A. & Mackie, E., 26 Mar 2017, Emotional engineering, volume 5. Fukuda, S. (ed.). Cham (CH): Springer, p. 169-182 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter