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Dr Richard Evans

Dr Richard Evans
Senior Lecturer in Human Factors


Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Human Factors for Design at Brunel University London. He is an established academic with research, teaching and supervision experience in the fields of social product development, digital innovation, virtual collaboration, and knowledge management. He has several years industrial experience having worked for the UK’s largest home furnishings organisation, Dunelm Mill Ltd., as an Online Product Manager, and conducted research for his Ph.D. in the world's second largest aerospace, defence and security organisation, BAE Systems plc.

Before joining Brunel University London, Richard was employed as a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at the University of Westminster. From 2013-15, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovative Product Development and Manufacturing (CiPDM) at The University of Greenwich, specialising in the research field of Knowledge Management for Collaborative Product Development, exploring the use of collaborative web-based technologies to improve knowledge management and virtual collaboration within globally-dispersed manufacturing organisations.

Richard is a Member-at-Large of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society’s (TEMS) Administrative Committee and currently Chairs the IEEE TEMS Technical Activity Committee on Engineering Processes. He sits on the Editorial Board for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and is also a regular reviewer for The International Journal of Production Research, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, The Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management and The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. He is a member of several Technical Committees for International conferences and workshops. To date, he has published over 50 scientific papers in recognised journals and conference proceedings and has built a successful network of partners spread over four continents, including China, Mexico, Turkey and the United States of America.


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PG Cert in HE), University of Greenwich (2015)

Ph.D. in Knowledge Management for New Product Development, University of Greenwich (2013)

MSc in E-Commerce, University of Wales (2010)

BA (Hons.) in Computing and Information Technology, University of Exeter (2008)

Newest selected publications

Evans, R., Cuvero, M., Granados, ML. and Pilkington, A. (2019) 'The Effects of Knowledge Spillovers and Accelerator Programmes on the Product Innovation of High-Tech Start-ups: A Multiple Case Study'. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 0018-9391 Open Access Link

Journal article

Li, J., Wu, H., Deng, Z., Lu, N., Evans, R. and Xia, C. (2019) 'How professional capital and team heterogeneity affect the demands of online team-based medical service'. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 19 (1). pp. 119. ISSN: 1472-6947 Open Access Link

Journal article

Deng, Z., Hong, Z., Zhang, W., Evans, R. and Chen, Y. (2019) 'The Effect of Online Effort and Reputation of Physicians on Patients' Choice: 3-Wave Data Analysis of China's Good Doctor Website.'. Journal of medical Internet research, 21 (3). pp. e10170 - e10170. ISSN: 1439-4456 Open Access Link

Journal article

Peng, M., Zhang, H., Evans, RD., Zhong, X. and Yang, K. (2019) 'Actual Air Pollution, Environmental Transparency, and the Perception of Air Pollution in China'. Journal of Environment and Development, 28 (1). pp. 78 - 105. ISSN: 1070-4965 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ahumada-Tello, E., Castañón-Puga, M., Gaxiola-Pacheco, C. and Evans, RD. (2019) 'Applied decision making in design innovation management', inStudies in Systems, Decision and Control. Springer International Publishing. , 209. pp. 95 - 114. ISBN 13: 9783030179847.

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