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Mark Shayler

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Visiting Fellow

Mark Shayler is a Visiting Fellow in Sustainable Design. 

He graduated from The University of Bradford in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and Geography and has worked in industry since then. He has worked with over 800 SMEs in that time as well as bigger companies including Amazon, Mars, Nike, Coca Cola, Unilever, Hiscox, RS Components, Belkin, Proctor and Gamble, Welsh Water, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Jaguar and Portas.

He works with Universities across the country teaching in Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has two companies: Ape ( and Rebel Cell ( The latter builds start-ups inside large organisations.

He has saved his clients in excess of £120,000.

He is a founding partner of the The Do Lectures and author of the book Do Disrupt: Change the Status Quo of Become it.

Mark teaches on the Sustainable Design module here at Loughborough.

He also teaches at the RCA and Imperial College and at DMU.

Mark’s research interests are all applied.

He has recently delivered research with Loughborough on the development of a carbon footprint ready reckoner; on methods and principles of the circular economy funded by Innovate; on the development of circular economy business models again funded by innovate; on intrapreneurship and design (private client); and on new label-less printing technologies (private client).

  • Shayler M., Fergusson M. and Rowell A., 1993, Costing the benefits, The CTC.
  • Shayler M., and Purvis M., 1993, The Rise and Fall of CFCs, University of Leeds.
  • Hopkinson P., Shayler M. and Welford R., 1994, 'Environmental policy, legislation and business strategy: the case of the transport sector', in Cases in Environmental Management and Business Strategy,.
  • Shayler M., Welford R. and Shayler G., 1994, 'BS7750: Panacea or Palliative?', in Eco-management and Auditing, Volume 1 Number 2.
  • Larner D. and Shayler M., 1995, Competitiveness and the Environment: Responses from European Municipalities, Sustainable Development Research Conference, Manchester.
  • Netherwood A. and Shayler M., 1996, 'The Role of Environmental Management Systems in Local Government' in Welford R. 1996, Corporate Environmental Management: Systems and Strategies, Earthscan.
  • Shayler M., 1996, Tackling Sustainability: Beyond cycling and recycling, Local Environment News.
  • Shayler M.,1997, Environment as a Driver for Design, Business Strategy and the Environment Conference.
  • Design Council, 1997, More for Less: Design for Environmental Sustainability, The Design Council, London.
  • Shayler M, 1998, 'Design for the Environment' in Engineering Designer, January 1998.
  • Everard M, Shayler M, and Bowdler D, 2001, ‘A Material Dilemma’ in Institute of Environmental Management Journal, August 2001
  • Grote C, Jones R, Blount G, Goodyer  J. and Shayler M, 2007, An approach to the EuP Directive and the Application of Economic Eco-design for Complex Products, International Journal of Production Research.
  • Shayler M, 2013, Do Disrupt: Change the Status Quo or Become it, Do Book Company
  • V Lofthouse, A Manley, and M Shayler, 2015, ‘Carbon Footprinting for Design Education’, Learn X Design Conference, Chicago.