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Dr Garrath Wilson

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Lecturer in Industrial/Product Design

Dr. Garrath T. Wilson is a Lecturer in Industrial Design and a member of the Sustainable Design Research Group at Loughborough Design School, UK.

Garrath has been involved with several major EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) funded projects.  Positions held include Research Associate on the CLEVER project (Closed Loop Emotionally Valuable E-waste Recovery) and the award-winning LEEDR project (Low Effort Energy Demand Reduction); and Research Assistant on the CCC project (Carbon, Control and Comfort), alongside the completion of his doctoral studies that focussed on how user centred design can influence sustainable behaviour.  Garrath has since written and talked internationally on the topic of Design for Sustainable Behaviour. Garrath is currently co-investor of CORE (Creative Outreach for Resource Efficiency).

Garrath’s approach to research builds upon his design consultancy background, having worked with clients such as MK Electric, Scalextric (Hornby Hobbies Limited), Airfix and Cambridge Biostability Limited (work on the single use medical disposable ‘HydRIS’ has featured in TIME magazine and BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory).  Presently, Garrath is keen to engage and forge closer partnerships with industry, currently working with organisations such as Forum for the Future, Behaviour Change, and E.ON, as well as local communities as a trained STEM Ambassador.

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Research Group: Sustainable Design.

CORE: Creative Outreach for Resource Efficiency” (2013-2016)

Garrath is a co-investigator of CORE (Creative outreach for resource efficiency); a 3 year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with several UK Universities. The aim of the CORE project is to support the delivery of a vibrant and creative outreach programme to maximise public and user engagement in resource efficiency. 

To achieve this, the project will support public and user engagement activities, organise specific events and activities, establish a new, one-stop online shop for information, dissemination and knowledge-sharing, support targeted dissemination, sustain and develop a healthy, collegiate community of practice; and communicate news of outreach, collaboration, enterprise and research opportunities.

For more detailed information on CORE please visit our website.


PhD students

Zoë Olivia John 

To see all of Garrath's publications, please use the following link >>  View all publications on central database

Wilson, GT, Bhamra, T, Lilley, D (Accepted for publication) Evaluating Feedback Interventions: A Design for Sustainable Behaviour Case Study, International Journal of Design.

Wilson, GT, Bhamra, T, Lilley, D (2015) The considerations and limitations of feedback as a strategy for behaviour change, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, ISSN: 1939-7038. DOI: 10.1080/19397038.2015.1006299.

Wilson, CD and Wilson, GT (Accepted for publication) Taoism, Shintoism, and the Ethics of Technology: An Ecocritical Review of Howl's Moving Castle, Resilience, Full text: .

Wilson, GT, Bridgens, B, Hobson, K, Lee, J, Lilley, D, Scott, JL, Suckling, J (Accepted for publication) Single product, multi-lifetime components: challenges for Product-Service System development.. In PLATE 2015, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham.

Wilson, GT, Mackley, KL, Mitchell, V, Bhamra, T, Pink, S (2014) PORTS: An interdisciplinary and systemic approach to studying energy use in the home. In , UbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, pp.971-978, ISBN: 9781450330473. DOI: 10.1145/2638728.2641551.

Lilley, D and Wilson, GT (2013) Integrating ethics into design for sustainable behaviour, Journal of Design Research, 11(3), pp.278-299, ISSN: 1748-3050. DOI: 10.1504/JDR.2013.056593.

Key areas of expertise: Design for Sustainable Behaviour, Emotionally Durable Design, Industrial Design, User Experience Design, Public Engagement