Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Gyuchan Thomas Jun

Dr Gyuchan Thomas Jun


Tel +44 (0)1509 222663

Location LDS 1.44

Personal profile

Thomas is an educator, researcher and design facilitator working in a broad filed of human factors, engineering design and service design. He is particularly interested in integrating systems thinking, design thinking and risk-based thinking into complex system/service design practices.

He was trained as an engineer, but has been an interdisciplinary researcher with the intention of bridging various disciplines. Thomas holds a bachelor degree (1995) and master’s degree (1997) in mechanical engineering, both from Yonsei University, South Korea, and a PhD in engineering design (2007) from Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge.

In Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (2003-2010), his PhD and Postdoc research was concerned with applying systems mapping, modelling and simulation methods to the design of health services.  Prior to his PhD, he worked at Samsung Electronics as a R&D engineer (1997-2000) and an internal innovative design consultant and instructor (2001-2003) specialising in TRIZ (Russian acronym for "Theory of Inventive Problem Solving"). He is a co-founding member of a Human Factors and Complex Systems Research Group.

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Research group: Human Factors and Complex Systems.

Research interests

His research interest has been in improving complex systems and service design processes through appropriate use of visual mapping, modelling and simulation. His previous research experience is mainly concerned with method evaluation and tool development for health care service delivery design in various contexts: general practices; hospitals; mental health services; most importantly their interfaces.

-       Systems Safety and Resilience Engineering

-       Service Design and Participatory Design

-       Visual Mapping of Complex Systems and Services

-       Cognitive Work Analysis and Systems Modelling Language

-       System Dynamics Simulation

His current projects are here.

He is an associate editor of BMC Health Services Research.

Potential research students interested in any of the areas described above are invited to contact Thomas directly.

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