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Personal Statement

Ross is a Lecturer at the Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management. Ross's research interests include; Computer-Supported Collaborative Design, Design Engineering Education, Novel collaborative technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality to support design, Strategic Technology Selection, Product Design, Development and Realisation. 

Ross is responsible for the Design 1, Design 2, Design Management and Postgraduate Individual Projects classes in the department. 

Ross is the DMEM 1st-year advisor of studies and the Social Media champion and Student Industry Projects champion within the department. 

Ross has been a member of the Design Society since 2015 and supports the Design Education Special Interest Group and Collaborative Design Special Interest Group in workshop facilitation, strategic planning and conference organisation (E&PDE conference series). In 2023 Ross was elected by members of the Design Society to join the Advisory Board. He is one of 27 members who advises, guides and supports the Board of Management in developing and furthering the aim and objectives of the Society. 

Ross has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - Advance HE since 2021.  

He has developed and conducted CPD courses on Strategic Technology Selection for the engineering sector in Scotland with NMIS

Ross current work includes: 

  • Guest Editor for the Design Science Journal Thematic Collection on Design Education.
  • E&PDE 2024 conference organiser, presenter, session chair & panel host.  
  • Scientific Advisory Board member (within past 2 years) for the ICED, DESIGN, ICoRD and E&PDE conferences.
  • Peer Reviewer (within past 12 months) for the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, Bentham Science Publishers, Design Science Journal, Owl Press (borgerhoff-lamberigts), International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, Design and Technology Education: An International Journal. 
  • PI for the Digital Dairy Chain project 'Learning about regenerative farming through novel technologies'. 
  • PI and Design lead for a Standard Innovation Voucher project with Orchy MG Ltd. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Engineering, Product Design Engineering, University Of Strathclyde

Sept 2010May 2015

Award Date: 7 Jul 2015

External positions

Advisory Board, The Design Society

23 Jul 2023 → …


  • Collaborative Design
  • Social Network Sites
  • Strategic Technology Selection
  • Engineering Design Education
  • Engineering design
  • design education


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  • Digital empathic healthcare: designing virtual interactions for human-centered experiences

    Grech, A., Wodehouse, A. & Brisco, R., 5 May 2024, Digital Health and Wireless Solutions: First Nordic Conference, NCDHWS 2024 Oulu, Finland, May 7–8, 2024 Proceedings, Part I. Särestöniemi, M., Keikhosrokiani, P., Singh, D., Harjula, E., Tiulpin, A., Jansson, M., Isomursu, M., van Gils, M., Saarakkala, S. & Reponen, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 191–206 16 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 2083).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

    Open Access
  • Digital Solutions for Design Education

    Brisco, R. & Grierson, H., 16 Feb 2024, 8 p.

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