Professor of Engineering Design, University of Cambridge

Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre

John Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design and Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre. His research interests are in the general area of engineering design, particularly the development of design methodologies to address specific design issues, for example, process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design. He is currently leading a team with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Medical Sciences to develop a systems approach to healthcare redesign and improvement. Before returning to Cambridge, John was a group leader at PA Consulting Group’s Technology Division.

John is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Engineering Designers. He holds an honorary doctorate from KU Leuven and is an international member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He was Chair of the REF2014 Sub-Panel for Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering and is currently Chair of the REF2021 Sub-panel for Engineering.