Dr Richard Mawle

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About me

Richard is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Product Design and a Senior Lecturer in Product Design Engineering, based in the College of Arts, Technology and Environment (CATE).

After a first degree in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, Richard went to the Royal College of Art (RCA) and obtained a Masters Degree in the Industrial Design Engineering department. Graduation from the RCA was followed by a Research Associate position at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, a multidisciplinary institute for inclusive design.

Richard then moved to Loughborough University to study for a PhD, the topic of his research was: 'Integration of EcoDesign Principles within Small Product Design Consultancies'. Whilst at Loughborough University he also worked as a researcher on a number of Sustainable Design projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Richard is currently based in the College of Arts, Technology and Environment (CATE) at the University of the West of England (UWE). He is involved in the development, delivery and assessment of modules that form part of the BSc (Hons) Product Design Technology and BA (Hons) Product Design programmes. Richard also continues his work in Sustainable Design and engages more generally in research and knowledge exchange within the domain of Product Design. Richard is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


Area of expertise

Environment, Circular Economy, Regenerative Design, Sustainability, EcoDesign, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, User-centred Design, Service Design, Experience Design, Speculative Design, Product Service Systems (PSS), Graphic Design, Web Design, Research Design, Qualitative Research and Analysis


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