Bryce Dyer

Dr Bryce Dyer

  • 01202 961321
  • brdyer at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Associate Professor and Deputy Head Of Department Design and Engineering
  • Poole House P115, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr Dyer is Deputy Head of Dpt. and Associate Professor in Product Development within the Design & Engineering Department at Bournemouth University as well as Visiting Academic at the University of Southampton. His current research interest is with the philosophy, policy, design or performance analysis of the technology in sport. He has undertaken consultancy roles ranging from award winning safety signage for the RNLI to designing prosthetic limbs for athletes who have won medals at several Paralympic Games and World Championships.

Bryce has won several prizes for his work. Some of these include the Award Lecture at the British Science Festival plus multiple Times Higher Education Award nominations. He has been appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, received formal recognition for research supervision with the UK Council for Graduate Education and is a Chartered Technological Product Designer.

He has published widely in the design, sports science and biomedical engineering fields but also writes regulary for mainstream magazines...

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Research

Dr Dyer's current research projects include:

- The design & development of high performance prosthetic limbs for elite athletes competing at the 2024 Paralympic Games.

- The development & evaluation of new international concussion policy for athletes with a disability.

- Investigation into avatar behaviour of participants in online e-sports.

- Athlete performance engineering ahead of major competition.

Please contact Bryce for a discussion regarding any prospective PhD projects, research collaboration or media contributions that you are interested in.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Dyer, B., 2022. ‘Virtually cycling’: The impact of technology, cheating, and performance enhancement in bicycle e-racing. Social Issues in Esports. Taylor & Francis.
  • Dyer, B., 2019. Why technology in sport poses a threat to keeping the game fair, safe and affordable. In: Amezdroz, G., ed. Macmillan Physical Education QLD Units 3&4. Macmillan, 130-132.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2019. Prostheses-assistive technology-sports. Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering. 621-631.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2012. I can but should I? Ethics and design. In: Evans, C. and Garner, S., eds. Design & Designing: A Critical Introduction. Oxford, England: Berg Publishers.
  • Dyer, B. and Glasspool, C., 2011. Intellectual property: an issue when engaging in industrial collaborative student projects?. In: Kovacevic, A., Ion, W., McMahon, C., Buck, L. and Hogarth, P., eds. Design Education for creativity and business innovation. Proceedings of EPDE 2011. London, UK: Institute of Engineering Designers and The Design Society.
  • Dyer, B.T.J. and Glasspool, C.R., 2010. An educational and commercial product design symbiosis: a case study. In: Boks, C., McMahon, C., Ion, W. and Parkinson, B., eds. When Design Education and Design Research meet: Proceedings of EPDE10. London: Institute of Engineering Designers and The Design Society, 408-414.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2010. Unleash The Beast: Technology and the Time Trial. In: Ilundáin-Agurruza, J. and Austin, M.W., eds. Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 39-50.
  • Koohgilani, M. and Dyer, B.T.J., 2009. A New Breed of Design Students and their attitude to Technology. In: McMahon, C., Hogarth, P., Ion, W. and Clarke, A., eds. Creating a Better World -Proceedings of the 11th Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, 2009. London: Institute of Enegineering Designers and The Design Soceity, 330-335.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2003. Citius, Altius, Fortius - Integrating Competitive Training Principles into the Designers World. In: Lowe, J.R., ed. Ethics in engineering design. Bury St Edmunds: Professional Engineering, 109-116.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., Eves, B., Griffiths, W., Reynolds, T. and Lefley, M., 2002. Design Semiotics: 'Arty'-ficial Intelligent CAD. In: Evatt, M.A.C. and Brodhurst, E.K., eds. Sharing experience in engineering design : proceedings of the 24th SEED Annual Design Conference and 9th National Conference on Product Design Education, 3rd-4th September 2002, Coventry University, Coventry, UK. Bury St Edmunds, England: Professional Engineering, 221-228.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2002. Is There a Preferred Profile for Students Entering onto a Holistic Product Design Course? In: Evatt, M.A.C. and Brodhurst, E.K., eds. Sharing experience in engineering design. Bury St Edmunds: Professional Engineering, 11-17.

Conferences

  • Dyer, B., 2022. From Assistance to Enhancement: High Performance Prosthetic Limbs. In: IECH Conference 2022 23 February 2022 UK.
  • Dyer, B., Gumowski, K. and Starczewski, M., 2021. The Aerodynamic Assessment of Tandem Paracyclists: A validation and case study. In: VISTA 2021 18 November-16 December 2021 Virtual.
  • Dyer, B., 2019. Para-cycling prostheses development: Reflections & benefits of a holistic approach. In: VISTA 2019 4-7 September 2019 Amsterdam.
  • Dyer, B., Ellis, S. and Callaway, A., 2018. The contribution of a lower-limb prosthesis on Paracanoeing performance: a case study. In: ICF 2nd World Conference on Paracanoe 4-7 October 2018 Sweden.
  • Dyer, B., 2018. A proposed conceptual framework aimed at assistive technology development for Paracanoeing. In: ICF 2nd World Conference on Paracanoe 4-7 October 2018 Sweden.
  • Dyer, B., 2017. An Insight into Male UK-based Stand-Up Paddleboard Distance Racing. In: 7th ISPAS International Workshop 5 September 2017 Middlesex University, London, UK.
  • Dyer, B., 2017. The Value of Performance Analysis to Biomedical Sports Engineering: A Rio 2016 Case Study. In: 7th ISPAS International Workshop 5 September 2017 Middlesex University, London, UK.
  • Dyer, B. and Deans, S., 2015. Swimming with upper and lower limb absence: A systematic review. In: ISPO World Congress 22-25 June 2015 Lyon, France.
  • Dyer, B., 2015. Does Technology Trump 10,000 Hours of Training ? In: TEDx 25 February 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Dyer, B., Hossani, H. and Shadi, M., 2014. The analysis & forecasting of British cycling time trial records. In: 2nd World Congress of Cycling Science 1-2 July 2014 Leeds, UK.
  • Dyer, B., 2013. 'Scribble, Sketch, Carve, Wrench and Spin’: A Case Study of a Paralympian’s Cycling Prostheses Design. In: UK High Performance Conference for Paralympic Sport Science and Sport Medicine 21-22 May 2013 Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2013. 100M Sprinting with an Amputation: Some Technological Considerations for Success. In: UK High Performance Conference for Paralympic Sport Science and Sport Medicine 21-22 May 2013 Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2012. An investigation into the development, perception and assessment of lower-limb running prosthetics technology in paralympic sport. In: ICSEMIS 2012 19-24 July 2012 Glasgow.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2012. Sports Prostheses, Performance & Ethical Impact. In: Nordic NOIF Conference 2012 25-26 October 2012 Oslo.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2011. Design & Technology Within Elite Sport: Philosophy, Engineering & Prosthesis. In: 2nd Sporting Prosthetics Conference 2011 11 November 2011 Hampden National Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Glasspool, C.R. and Dyer, B.T.J., 2011. Intellectual property: an issue when engaging in industrial collaborative student projects? In: Design Education for Creativity and Business Innovation: The 13th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education 8-9 September 2011 City University, London.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2010. The Evolution of Lower-limb Prostheses for Running in Elite Sport. In: World Congress of Science in Athletics 24-26 July 2010 Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., Noroozi, S., Sewell, P. and Redwood, S., 2010. An Argument for Assessing Lower-Limb Sprinting Prostheses Technology. In: 13th ISPO World Congress 10-15 May 2010 Leipzig, Germany.
  • Van de Vliet, P. and Dyer, B.T.J., 2010. Technology & Sports: The Future of Paralympic Sports. In: 13th ISPO World Congress 10-15 May 2010 Leipzig, Germany.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., Glasspool, C.R. and Terry, S., 2010. An educational and commercial product design symbiosis: a case study. In: EPDE2010: 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: When Design Education and Design Research Meet 2-3 September 2010 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2009. The Fair Regulation of Lower-limb Prostheses Technology in Paralympic Running. In: Paralympics GB National Conference March 2009 Loughborough University.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2009. A Fair Provision of Lower-limb Technology for Paralympic Running [prizewinner]. In: Postgraduate Research Conference May 2009 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Koohgilani, M. and Dyer, B.T.J., 2009. A New Breed of Design Student and their Attitude to Technology. In: International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education 10-11 September 2009 University of Brighton.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2008. Can Prostheses Technology be Fairly Policed in Paralympic Running? In: Postgraduate Research Conference.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2008. The Relationship of Sports Ethics with Prosthesis Technology. In: DEC Research Conference 2008 Bournemouth, England.
  • Dyer, B.T.J., 2003. Citius, Altius, Fortius: integrating competitive training principles into the designer's world. In: Lowe, J.R., ed. Ethics in engineering design : proceedings of the 1st Design Education Special Interest Group of the Design Society (DESIG) annual Design Conference and 10th International Conference on Product Design Education 10-11 September 2003 Bournemouth University. , 109-116 Bury St Edmunds: Professional Engineering Publishing.
  • Dyer, B., Eves, B., Griffiths, W., Reynolds, T. and Lefley, M., 2002. Design Semiotics: 'Arty'-ficial Intelligent CAD. In: Evatt, M. and Brodhurst, E., eds. 9th National Conference on Product Design Education 3 September-4 December 2002 Coventry, UK.
  • Dyer, B., 2002. Is There a Preferred Profile for Students Entering onto a Holistic Product Design Course? In: Evatt, M., ed. 9th National Conference on Product Design Education 3-4 September 2002 Coventry, UK.

Internet Publications

Theses

  • Dyer, B., 2020. A holistic product development approach to Para-cycling prosthetic limb design. PhD Thesis. University of Brighton.
  • Dyer, B., 2013. An insight into the acceptable use and assessment of lower-limb running prostheses in disability sport. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University.

Design

Others

PhD Students

  • Abigail Batley, 2025. High Performance Sports Prostheses Development, (In progress)
  • Afnan Batterjee, 2025. Toward a Methodology for Preserving the Cultural Heritage on Contemporary Building in Saudi Arabia., (In progress)
  • Simon Thompson, 2016. Neurological Biomarkers
  • Holly Chinnery, 2017. Improving the design and fitting procedure of prosthetic eyes in children with retinoblastoma: exploring skill-based and technology-based procedures to achieve psychological and technological recommendations.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Masters Framework: Individual Project, MDes: Individual Project.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • BA/BSc/MDes Product Design, BSc Design Engineering: Design Projects 1&2, Team Project, User Centred Design, Design Studies 1, Final Year Project, MDes Project
  • Programme Leader: BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design (2005-2010). Other former roles include: Head of Research & Professional Practise, Year Tutor, Partnership Link Tutor, Placement Tutor, Dpt. Ethics Representative, Senate Member.

Invited Lectures

  • 'Building Superheroes'., Canterbury Christchurch University, UK., 18 Apr 2023 more
  • Royal Society: Breakthrough Science & Technologies, Royal Society, London, UK., 14 Nov 2022 more
  • Symposium: Parasport Sports Technology, Amsterdam, 05 Sep 2019 more
  • An Argument for Assessing Sprinting Prosthesis, Leipzig, Germany., 06 Nov 2018 more
  • Fabricating success: Sport Prosthetic Limb Design, University of Bolton, 05 Nov 2018 more
  • Task specific prosthetics: thinking about sport, Southampton University., 02 Jul 2018 more
  • Sports Prostheses, Performance & Ethical Impact, In Nordic NOIF Conference. Oslo., 01 Oct 2012 more
  • Prostheses, Disability and the Role of Technology, British Science Festival, 03 Sep 2012 more
  • Design & Technology Within Elite Sport, Hampden National Stadium., 03 Oct 2011 more
  • Technology & Sport: The Future of Paralympic Sport, Leipzig, Germany., 06 Nov 2010 more
  • The Evolution of Lower-limb Prostheses for Running, Barcelona, Spain., 04 Oct 2010 more

Grants

  • GB Paracyclist Arm Prostheses Concept. (Privately Funded, 05 Mar 2021). Awarded
  • RNLI Safety Signage Design (Royal National Lifeboat Institution, 02 Dec 2002). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • University of Southampton, Visiting Academic (2023-2028)
  • Sheffield Hallam University, External Examiner (2022-)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University, External Examiner (2022-)
  • University of Bolton, Visiting Professor (2020-2023)
  • University of Hertfordshire, External Examiner (2019-2021)
  • Stand-up Paddle Athletes Association (SUPAA), Member of International Advisory Board (2015-2017)
  • University of Bolton, External Examiner (BEng Biomedical Engineering) (2015-2019)
  • STEMnet, STEMnet Ambassador (2014-2017)
  • International Paralympic Committee, Working Group - Sports Technology (2008-2009)
  • Bournemouth & Poole College, Link Tutor (external examiner role) (2003-2006)
  • Cornwall College, Link Tutor (external examiner role) (2003-2006)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Deputy Head of Department, Dpt. of Design & Engineering
  • Year Tutor, Dpt. of Design & Engineering
  • Faculty Senate Representative, Bournemouth University Senate
  • Ethics Representative, Dpt. of Design & Engineering
  • Head of Research & Professional Practise, Dpt. of Design & Engineering
  • Link Tutor (B'mth & Poole College, Cornwall College & Yeovil College), Dpt. of Design & Engineering
  • Placement Tutor, Dpt. of Design & Engineering
  • Programme Leader, BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • KES Science Festival Lecture: Sports Engineering (19 Jun 2023)
  • 'Pint of Science: Building Superheroes' Talk (23 May 2023)
  • 'Task specific prosthetics: thinking about sport': Guest lecture at University of Southampton (2018) (15 Mar 2018)
  • "Fabricating success: Elite Sport & Prosthetic Limb Design" Guest lecture at University of Bolton (2018) (06 Feb 2018)
  • Bransgore Primary School Primary Engineer Leader's Award 2018 Briefing (01 Feb 2018)
  • 'What's in a leg ?' Bransgore Primary School (09 Sep 2016)
  • British Science Festival (2013) (10 Sep 2015)
  • EPSRC Funding Sandpit: Prostheses & Biomedical Research Needs (10 Sep 2014)
  • 'Prosthesis & Sports Technology': Cafe Scientifique (2012)
  • Pilgrim Bandits Charity pre Kilimanjaro trek training weekend. Snowdonia (2011)
  • 'Lights, camera's & some action - Science & the media': Cafe Scientifique (2013)
  • 'Prostheses, Technology & Sport' Talk. The Skinners School (July 2013)
  • Prostheses, Disability and the Role of Technology in Elite Sport'. Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture. British Science Festival, (2013)
  • 'Prosthetic Limbs and the Role of Technology in Elite Sport' - Cafe Scientifique: Thomas Hardye School (Jan 2014)
  • 'Sporting secrets: How athletes make themselves go faster' - Winchester Science Festival (June 2014)
  • 'Prosthesis, disability and the role of technology in elite sport' - Cardiff Science Festival (2014)
  • TEDx Bournemouth University 2015: 'Can Technology Trump 10,000 Hours of Training?' (2015)
  • Sport & Prosthetics: Thomas Hardye Cafe' Scientifique (Jan 2014)
  • Brunel Award Lecture: British Science Festival (Sept 2013)

Qualifications

  • PhD in High Performance Product Development (University of Brighton, 2020)
  • PhD in Sports Technology Ergogenics (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • MSc in Engineering Project Management (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • BA (Hons) in Product Design (Bournemouth University, 1997)

Honours

  • Research Poster Prize (7th ISPAS International Workshop, 2017)
  • Vice Chancellors Awards - Achievement (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • Vice Chancellors Awards - Achievement (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • 'You're Brilliant' Award (Bournemouth University Students Union, 2014)
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture (British Science Festival 2013, 2013)
  • Best Year 3 Postgraduate Research Poster (Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2012 - Shortlisted for 'Outstanding Contribution to Innovation & Technology' (Times Higher Education, 2012)
  • Vice Chancellors Awards - Research & Enterprise Project of the Year (Bournemouth University, 2011)
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2010 - Shortlisted for 'Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year' (Times Higher Education, 2010)
  • Best Year 2 Postgraduate Research Poster (Bournemouth University, 2009)
  • ParalympicsGB Conference '09: Runner Up - Research Prize (ParalympicsGB Conference 2009, 2009)
  • Best Year 1 Postgraduate Research Poster (Bournemouth University, 2008)

Memberships

  • UK Council for Graduate Education, Research Supervision Recognition Programme (2022-),
  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2019-),
  • International Society of the Performance Analysis of Sport, Member (2017-2019),
  • Institute of Engineering Designers, Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD) (2015-),
  • Institute of Science & Technology, Chartered Scientist (CSci) (2015-2019),
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow (2014-),
  • Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), Member (2014-),
  • International Sports Engineering Association, Member (2014-2016),
  • The Institute of Science & Technology, Member (2014-2019),
  • Design Management Institute (MDMI), Member (2007-),

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