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Professor Deborah Andrews

Professor Deborah Andrews

andrewsd@lsbu.ac.uk

Mechanical Engineering and Design

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5761-3591 (unauthenticated)

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I am Professor of Design for Sustainability and Circularity in the School of Engineering. My research focus is sustainable design and manufacture, the Circular Economy, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment, user-centred design and behaviour. I have 20+ years experience in this area and have published 60+ related papers and book chapters. I am an active member of the Institution of Engineering Designers and sit on the Education and Training Committee, course and professional accreditation panels. I am also a Chartered Environmentalist and guest editor for a special edition of Frontiers of Sustainability journal.

I regularly collaborate with industry: enterprise work includes new product development for SMEs and start-ups via the ERDF A2i, Low Carbon London and SimDH programs and InnovateUK KTPs. Research includes collaboration with the commercial refrigeration, solar shading sectors and the data centre industry.

Since 2018, I have led an ERDF / Interreg-NWE funded project – CEDaCI – which is developing a Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry. This project includes 30+ industrial, non-profit, and academic partners in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The project has already made a significant positive impact and in 2019, it was runner up as Non-profit Industry Initiative of the Year for the Data Centre Dynamics Global Awards, and in 2020 CEDaCI was highlighted as an exemplar of good practice by the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee. The CEDaCI Capitalisation Initiative is building on and extending current work and will run until end of 2023.

Courses taught

Engineering Product Design - BSc (Hons)

Product Design - BSc (Hons)

Building Services Engineering - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Zaneta MurankoDeveloping a Circular Economy through remanufacturing Refrigerated Display Cabinets: An investigation into the behaviours of stakeholders in the UK Retail Refrigeration SectorPhD
Mr Dan Merry BibalouLife Cycle Sustainable Assessment (LCSA) of Remanufactured and Refurbished Refridgerated Display Cabinets (RDC)PhD
Mr Ricardo Martins RealDesign and Development of a Prototype Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy Device combining Electrical Stimulation and HeatMRes
Miss Pegah Mirzania"DEVELOPING VIABLE SELF-SUSTAINING COMMUNITY-OWNED SOLAR PV PROJECTS IN THE UK THROUGH BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION" PhD
Miss Dominika Izabela PtachSustainable Design and DevelopmentMRes

Awarded in the last 5 years
Miss Zoe De GrussaSolar Shading Products and their effect on Overheating, Well-being, Productivity, and Sustainability in the UK Built EnvironmentPhD
Mrs Bahareh SalehiAnalysis and Comparison of the Thermal Retention Properties of Shading Devices in the Real-World and Dynamic Thermal Models within the UK Built Environment PhD
PhD

Imperial College

1999
2006
Member

Institution of Engineering Designers

2010
Chartered Environmentalist

Society of the Environment

2010
Senior Fellow

Higher Education Academy

2015
Fellow

Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

2007
FunderYear wonProjectRole
British Academy 2022Circular Electronics Design Compass - CEDCPrincipal Investigator
Interreg B NWE2021Interreg CEDaCI Capitalisation Initiative ProposalPrincipal Investigator
Ice Health Cryotherapy2017SCi073_Eng_Ice Health Cryotherapy_Allo Rejuvination Phase 2Principal Investigator
British Blind & Shutters Association2017PGR_003_ENG_STU_BBSAPrincipal Investigator
Interreg B NWE2018G043_Interreg_CEDACIPrincipal Investigator
International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Building Services Engineering Research and Technology
Environmental Challenges
Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy
2021
2023
2018
2021
Loughborough University
External examiner

Product Design and Technology

September 2017
August 2021
Reach and Impact

Jan 2018

I regularly speak at data centre industry events promoting a Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry as a chair, panel member and keynote speaker. Examples include Data Centre Dynamics, Data Centre World, Gaia X, Digital Infrastructure Network.


Comparison of Real-world Data with Simulated Results to Enhance Building Thermal Retention when using Shading Devices
Salehi, B., Andrews, D., Chaer, I., Newton, E. and Gillich, A. (2022). Comparison of Real-world Data with Simulated Results to Enhance Building Thermal Retention when using Shading Devices . CIBSE Technical Symposium 2022. London South Bank University 21 - 22 Apr 2022

Surprising results from a Post Occupancy Evaluation of the way internal roller blinds impact perceptions of visual discomfort
De Grussa, Z., Andrews, D. and Newton, E. (2022). Surprising results from a Post Occupancy Evaluation of the way internal roller blinds impact perceptions of visual discomfort. CIBSE Technical Symposium 2022.

Rethinking and Adapting Approaches to Education for Sustainability to Address Cultural and Behavioural Change and Challenges
Andrews, D, Newton, E. and Lishman, B. (2021). Rethinking and Adapting Approaches to Education for Sustainability to Address Cultural and Behavioural Change and Challenges. 23rd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. on line / Herning Denmark 09 - 10 Sep 2021

Improving Thermal Energy Performance of UK Built Environment through the Use of Shading Devices
Salehi, B., Andrews, D., Chaer, I., Newton, E. and Gillich, A. (2021). Improving Thermal Energy Performance of UK Built Environment through the Use of Shading Devices. London Doctoral Academy Postgraduate Research Summer School 2021. London South Bank University 05 - 08 Jul 2021 London South Bank University.

A Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry: Using Design Methods to Address the Challenge of Whole System Sustainability in a Unique Industrial Sector
Andrews, D., Newton, E., Adibi, N., Chenadec, Julie and Bienge, K. (2021). A Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry: Using Design Methods to Address the Challenge of Whole System Sustainability in a Unique Industrial Sector. Sustainability. 13 (11), p. e6319. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116319

The role of Design as a barrier to and enabler of the Circular Economy
Andrews, D. (2020). The role of Design as a barrier to and enabler of the Circular Economy. in: Brandão, M., Lazarevic, D. and Finnveden, G. (ed.) Handbook of the Circular Economy Edward Elgar Publishing.

Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Address up and Coming Sustainability Challenges in the Design of Data Centre Equipment
Kerwin, K., Andrews, D., Ponugubati, M., Whitehead, B and Adibi, N. (2020). Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Address up and Coming Sustainability Challenges in the Design of Data Centre Equipment. 2nd International Conference on Life Cycle innovation (LCIC 2020). Online 26 - 28 Aug 2020

Being bad to do good: using reverse psychology to embed Life Cycle Thinking and knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals in design and engineering curricula
Andrews, D., Lishman, B. and Newton, E. (2020). Being bad to do good: using reverse psychology to embed Life Cycle Thinking and knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals in design and engineering curricula . 2nd International Conference on Life Cycle innovation (LCIC 2020). Online 26 - 28 Aug 2020

Design Thinking for Sustainability and the significance of Stakeholder Engagement in the development of the Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry
Andrews, D., Bienge, K., Whitehead, B., Chenadec, J., Adibi, N. and Kerwin, K. (2020). Design Thinking for Sustainability and the significance of Stakeholder Engagement in the development of the Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry. 2nd International Conference on Life Cycle innovation (LCIC 2020). Online 26 - 28 Aug 2020

Up and Coming Sustainability Challenges in the Design of Data Centre Equipment
Kerwin, K, Andrews, D, Ponugubati, M, Whitehead, B and Adibi, N (2020). Up and Coming Sustainability Challenges in the Design of Data Centre Equipment. 2nd International Conference on Life Cycle innovation (LCIC 2020). Online 26 - 28 Aug 2020

Integrating Life Cycle Management for a more Circular Data Centre Industry
Adibi, N., Andrews, D., Glachant, M., Samulewic, M., Traisnel, C., Thomas, C., Whitehead, B. and Bienge, K. (2019). Integrating Life Cycle Management for a more Circular Data Centre Industry. LCM 2019 - Life Cycle Management Conference. Poznan 01 - 04 Sep 2019

A London Residential Retrofit Case Study: Evaluating passive mitigation methods of reducing risk to overheating through the use of solar shading combined with night-time ventilation.
De Grussa, Z, Andrews, D, Lowry, G, Newton, EJ, Yiakoumeti, k, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2019). A London Residential Retrofit Case Study: Evaluating passive mitigation methods of reducing risk to overheating through the use of solar shading combined with night-time ventilation. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. 40 (4), pp. 389-408. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143624419840768

The Impact of Policy Changes: The Opportunities of Community Renewable Energy Projects in the UK and the Barriers they Face
Mirzania, P, Andrews, D, Ford, A and Maidment, G (2019). The Impact of Policy Changes: The Opportunities of Community Renewable Energy Projects in the UK and the Barriers they Face. Energy Policy. 129, pp. 1282-1296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.02.066

Encouraging remanufacturing in the retail refrigeration industry
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ and Proudman, P (2019). Encouraging remanufacturing in the retail refrigeration industry. Energy Procedia. 161, pp. 283-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.093

Data Centres in 2030: Comparative Case Studies that Illustrate the Potential of the Design for the Circular Economy as an Enabler of Sustainability.
Andrews, D and Whitehead, B (2019). Data Centres in 2030: Comparative Case Studies that Illustrate the Potential of the Design for the Circular Economy as an Enabler of Sustainability. Sustainable Innovation 2019: 22nd International Conference Road to 2030: Sustainability, Business Models, Innovation and Design. Epsom, Surrey 04 - 05 Mar 2019

Circular economy and behaviour change: Using persuasive communication to encourage pro-circular behaviours towards the purchase of remanufactured refrigeration equipment
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I and Newton, EJ (2019). Circular economy and behaviour change: Using persuasive communication to encourage pro-circular behaviours towards the purchase of remanufactured refrigeration equipment. Journal of Cleaner Production. 222, pp. 499-510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.02.219

Developing a Circular Economy in the Retail Refrigeration Industry: The Influence of Financial Incentives, Quality Standards and Process Supporting Tools on the Behavioural Intentions to Purchase and Produce Remanufactured Refrigeration Equipment
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ and Proudman, P (2018). Developing a Circular Economy in the Retail Refrigeration Industry: The Influence of Financial Incentives, Quality Standards and Process Supporting Tools on the Behavioural Intentions to Purchase and Produce Remanufactured Refrigeration Equipment. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource Use in Food Chains (ICSEF 2018). Paphos, Cyprus 17 - 19 Oct 2018

Design and the Circular Economy in the UK Blinds and Shutter Industry
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2018). Design and the Circular Economy in the UK Blinds and Shutter Industry. in: Charter, M (ed.) Designing for the Circular Economy Oxford Routledge. pp. 360-368

Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2018). Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK. in: Charter, M (ed.) Designing for the Circular Economy London Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).

The Pro-Circular Change Model (P-CCM)– Proposing A Framework Facilitating Behavioural Change Towards a Circular Economy
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Newton, EJ, Chaer, I and Proudman, P (2018). The Pro-Circular Change Model (P-CCM)– Proposing A Framework Facilitating Behavioural Change Towards a Circular Economy. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 135, pp. 132-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.12.017

The Challenge of Modelling Solar Shading Products and their Impact on the Built Environment
Venturi, L, Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z and Chaer, I (2018). The Challenge of Modelling Solar Shading Products and their Impact on the Built Environment. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London South Bank University, London 12 - 13 Apr 2018 CIBSE.

The Challenge of Modelling Solar Shading Products and Their Impact on the Built Environment.
Venturi, L, Andrews, D and De Grussa, Z (2018). The Challenge of Modelling Solar Shading Products and Their Impact on the Built Environment. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London 12 - 13 Apr 2018 CIBSE.

A Real-world Study of the Relationship between Subjective Assessment of Productivity, Subjective Perception of Environmental Conditions and Objective Productivity Measures
De Grussa, Z, Andrews, D, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2018). A Real-world Study of the Relationship between Subjective Assessment of Productivity, Subjective Perception of Environmental Conditions and Objective Productivity Measures. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London 12 - 13 Apr 2018 CIBSE.

Data Center Sustainability Indices
Tozer, R, Flucker, S, Whitehead, B and Andrews, D (2018). Data Center Sustainability Indices. 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo. Chicago, USA 20 - 24 Jan 2018

Pro-circular behaviours and refrigerated display cabinets: supporting resource efficiency in the retail refrigeration sector
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ, Proudman, P and Longhurst, M (2017). Pro-circular behaviours and refrigerated display cabinets: supporting resource efficiency in the retail refrigeration sector. Energy Procedia. 123, pp. 70-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.235

Incentivising pro-circular behaviours: proposing a new enhanced capital allowance scheme for remanufactured products - the case of refrigerated display cabinets in the United Kingdom
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ, Proudman, P and Longhurst, M (2017). Incentivising pro-circular behaviours: proposing a new enhanced capital allowance scheme for remanufactured products - the case of refrigerated display cabinets in the United Kingdom. Energy Procedia. 123, pp. 369-374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.271

A Case Study assessing the impact of Shading Systems combined with Night-Time Ventilation strategies on Overheating within a Residential Property
De Grussa, A, Andrews, D, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2017). A Case Study assessing the impact of Shading Systems combined with Night-Time Ventilation strategies on Overheating within a Residential Property. 38th AIVC - 6th TightVent & 4th venticool Conference, 2017 Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings,. Nottingham, UK 13 - 14 Sep 2017

A tale from the tropics: Education for sustainability and the value of project based learning
Andrews, D and Townsend, B (2017). A tale from the tropics: Education for sustainability and the value of project based learning. Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future: 19th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION. Oslo, Norway 07 - 08 Sep 2017

Growing Spaces: developing a sustainability literate graduate.
Andrews, D and Soares, S (2017). Growing Spaces: developing a sustainability literate graduate. Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future: 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Oslo, Norway 07 - 08 Sep 2017

Community Energy in the UK: The End or the Beginning of a Brighter Future?
Mirzania, P, Andrews, D, Ford, A and Maidment, GG (2017). Community Energy in the UK: The End or the Beginning of a Brighter Future? Energy for Society: 1st international conference on Energy Research & Social Science. Sitges, Spain 05 - 07 Apr 2017

Design Paradigms in Car History
Dowlen, C (2017). Design Paradigms in Car History. PhD Thesis London South Bank University Engineering: Mechanical and Design and Business: Business and Enterprise https://doi.org/10.18744/PUB.001125

The use and impact of manual and motorised blinds as aids to thermal and visual comfort in domestic buildings in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2017). The use and impact of manual and motorised blinds as aids to thermal and visual comfort in domestic buildings in the UK. Living and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of Design and Building Practices, Locally and Globally. London South Bank University, London

Energy and Water Environmental Trade-Offs of Data Center Cooling Technologies
Andrews, D, Flucker, S, Whitehead, B and Tozer, R (2017). Energy and Water Environmental Trade-Offs of Data Center Cooling Technologies. ASHRAE winter conference. Las Vegas, USA 28 Jan - 01 Feb 2017

THE BARRIERS TO AND DRIVERS OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE BLINDS AND SHUTTERS INDUSTRY IN THE UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2016). THE BARRIERS TO AND DRIVERS OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE BLINDS AND SHUTTERS INDUSTRY IN THE UK. 5th International conference on Life Cycle Assessment: Life Cycle Thinking for leading managers. Lille, France 08 - 09 Nov 2016

DEVELOPING CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE RETAIL REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY: HOW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES COULD INFLUENCE REMANUFACTURiNG OF REFRIGERATED DISPLAY CABINETS IN THE UK
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ, Proudman, P and Longhurst, M (2016). DEVELOPING CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE RETAIL REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY: HOW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES COULD INFLUENCE REMANUFACTURiNG OF REFRIGERATED DISPLAY CABINETS IN THE UK. Sustainable Innovation 2016 21st International Conference ‘Circular Economy’ Innovation & Design. University for the Creative Arts Epsom, Surrey, UK 07 - 08 Nov 2016

The Challenges and Benefits of Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2016). The Challenges and Benefits of Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK. Sustainable Innovation 2016, 21st International Conference - ‘Circular Economy’ Innovation & Design'. University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK 07 - 08 Nov 2016

Talking with experts - from research to objects: using academic research as the basis of collaborative and cross disciplinary projects for design students
Soares, S and Andrews, D (2016). Talking with experts - from research to objects: using academic research as the basis of collaborative and cross disciplinary projects for design students. 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Aalborg, Denmark 08 - 09 Sep 2016

A Literature Review Outlining the Importance of Blinds and Shutters as a Sustainable Asset that has the Potential to enhance the Productivity of Occupants in the UK
De Grussa, Z, Andrews, D, Newton, EJ, Lowry, GD, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2016). A Literature Review Outlining the Importance of Blinds and Shutters as a Sustainable Asset that has the Potential to enhance the Productivity of Occupants in the UK. Going North for Sustainability Doctoral Workshop ARCOM / CHOBE. London South Bank University, London 30 Jun 2016 London South Bank University.

An Assessment of Differing Environmental and Economic Factors and their Impact on the Development of a Circular Economy for Refrigerated Display Cabinets in the UK
Andrews, D, Muranko, Z and Chaer, I (2015). An Assessment of Differing Environmental and Economic Factors and their Impact on the Development of a Circular Economy for Refrigerated Display Cabinets in the UK. Sustainable Innovation 2015. University for the Creative Arts Epsom, Surrey, UK 09 - 10 Nov 2015 London South Bank University.

Using Life Cycle Assessment to Illustrate the Benefits of Blinds as Passive and Sustainable Energy Saving Products in the Domestic Environment in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z and Chaer, I (2015). Using Life Cycle Assessment to Illustrate the Benefits of Blinds as Passive and Sustainable Energy Saving Products in the Domestic Environment in the UK. Going north for sustainability. London South Bank University 25 Nov 2015 London South Bank University.

A Carbon Footprint Study and a Life Cycle Assessment of an identical Refrigerated Display Cabinet: comparative analysis of the respective ratios of embodied and operational impacts
Bibalou, D, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Maidment, GG and Longhurst, M (2014). A Carbon Footprint Study and a Life Cycle Assessment of an identical Refrigerated Display Cabinet: comparative analysis of the respective ratios of embodied and operational impacts. 4th International Conference on Life Cycle Approaches. Lille, France 05 - 06 Nov 2014 Forum for Sustainability Through Life Cycle Innovation.

Potential life cycle carbon savings with low emissivity packaging for refrigerated food on display
Davies, G., Man, CMD, Andrews, D, Paurine, A, Hutchins, MG and Maidment, GG (2012). Potential life cycle carbon savings with low emissivity packaging for refrigerated food on display. Journal of Food Engineering. 109 (2), pp. 202-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2011.10.018