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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Research Interests

    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. 

    Teaching Activity

    Undergraduate Modules

    • 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

    Postgraduate Modules

    • 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

    PhD Supervision

    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'

    Contact Details

    School of Engineering & Applied Science

    Aston Triangle


    B4 7ET

    Tel: 0121 204 4255

    External positions

    External Examiner, University of Gloucestershire

    19 Dec 2018 → …

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    Research Output 2017 2019


    Food for thought: using the RECIPE initiative to increase students' motivation in vehicle design group work

    Ghassan, 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 proceedingChapter