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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

Hong, Z., Deng, Z., Evans, R. and Wu, H. (2020) 'Patient questions and physician responses in a Chinese Health Q&A website: Content analysis'. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 (4). pp. e13071 - e13071. ISSN: 1438-8871 Open Access Link

Journal article

Chen, Q., Hu, J., Zhang, W., Evans, R. and Ma, X. (2020) 'Employee use of public social media: theories, constructs and conceptual frameworks'. Behaviour & Information Technology, 40 (9). pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 0144-929X Open Access Link

Journal article

Zhao, D., Wang, G., Hui, J., Hou, W. and Evans, R. (2020) 'A precision analysis method for the kinematic assembly of complex products based on equivalence of deviation source'. Assembly Automation: the international journal of assembly technology and management, ahead of print (3). pp. ahead of print - ahead of print. ISSN: 0144-5154 Open Access Link

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Tanwar, S., Parekh, K. and Evans, R. (2020) 'Blockchain-based electronic healthcare record system for healthcare 4.0 applications'. Journal of Information Security and Applications, 50. pp. 102407 - 102407. ISSN: 2214-2134

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