• Professor P. John Clarkson Professor P. John Clarkson
    Professor P. John Clarkson


Professor P. John Clarkson is a leading researcher at Cambridge University, in four key areas: design change modelling and management (e.g. change propagation in complex systems); design process management (e.g. developing design process modelling methods); inclusive design (e.g. estimating user exclusion in product analysis and design); and healthcare design (e.g. risk management in healthcare or healthcare systems modelling). Most of his research has been led in close collaboration with a range of industry practitioners and together with public and private institutions. To ensure the transfer of his many academic research findings to practice, Prof. Clarkson has supervised or contributed to the development of toolkits and dissemination strategies, including the Inclusive Design toolkit, the Improving Improvement toolkit and the Systems Safety Assessment toolkit for healthcare organisations.

Within the Design Society, Prof. Clarkson has given special commitment, through his twelve-year membership of the Advisory Board, his active service through numerous journal editorial roles and by the co-founding and leading of two Special Interest Groups.



From time to time, the Society recognises individuals for their contributions to design research, education, practice and service by bestowing Design Society Fellowships. The grade of Fellow of the Design Society recognises full members for their outstanding contributions to the Design Society through service, practice, teaching, and research. The title of Honorary Fellow of the Design Society recognises a member or non-member for their outstanding contributions to the global design community through service, practice, teaching, or research.

All Design Society members can nominate a person for Fellow status, with an annual nomination deadline of 1st December.

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