Derek joined the Human Factors team as a consultant in 2019. He is helping grow our capabilities for integrating HF into development projects, as well as developing the way we apply HF principles to device development. He is also responsible for the planning and implementation of user studies for medical devices in a variety of sectors.

“Interacting with and understanding others is the best part of my job: people are weird and funny and they are fascinating to observe and understand. In my work I get to take new products to people and then take our observations to improve user experience and safety when using medical devices.”

Derek has been a human factors practitioner for over 10 years, with a focus on medical devices and applying HF to development projects for the past 7. His previous roles include human factors positions at both Cambridge Consultants and Cambridge Design Partnership. He graduated with an MSc in Human Factors from Loughborough University and also holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester.