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Mr Andrew Forkes

Mr Andrew Forkes

forkesa@lsbu.ac.uk

Mechanical Engineering and Design

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Prior to joining London South Bank University I worked in the product design industry for 15 years involved with a diverse range of product typologies from aircraft interiors and seating through office furniture to medical products. I've worked for some of the most respected design consultancies such as IDEO, was a design and development consultant at Concord:Marlin lighting and collaborated with disciplines as broad as DJ's, ergonomists, primary school teachers, graphic designers, typographers, architects, engineers, 'marketeers' and entomologists.

Currently I divide my time between LSBU and working as a principal designer for a medical device group.

My research crosses practice-based design research with design and engineering pedagogy and is currently working with colleague Susana Soares on the 'insects au gratin' project developing a food printing system that creates sustainable food utilising insect derived protein. I was an external examiner at Lincoln University 2018-2022, and contribute to other design projects.

Courses taught

Product Design - BSc (Hons)

Engineering Product Design - BSc (Hons)

FunderYear wonProjectRole
ENTR General Business Development Opportunities MG2017G017_Pestivo_Design eventPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Care4WASTE - food waste in healthcare environmentsfood waste in healthcare environmentsCo-InvestigatorRoyal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851OPEN SubmittedSep 2022

Insects as food and feed: European perspectives on recent research and future priorities
Payne, C, Doberman, D, Forkes, AD, House, J, Josephs, J, McBride, A, Mueller, A, Quilliam, R and Soares, S (2016). Insects as food and feed: European perspectives on recent research and future priorities. Journal of Insects as Food or Feed. 2 (4), pp. 269-276. https://doi.org/10.3920/JIFF2016.0011

‘One Thing Better’ And ‘Redesigning Design Education’- A Collaboration Between Industry And Academia.
Forkes, AD and Cooper Wright, M (2016). ‘One Thing Better’ And ‘Redesigning Design Education’- A Collaboration Between Industry And Academia. International Conference on engineering and product design education. Aalborg University, Denmark 08 - 09 Sep 2016