Bryce Dyer

Dr Bryce Dyer

  • 01202 961321
  • brdyer at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic
  • Poole House P115, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr Dyer is a Principal Academic in the Department of Design & Engineering. His current research interest is with the philosophy, design or performance analysis of assistive technology used in either sport or biomedical applications. 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 the Paralympic Games, World Championships and Invictus Games.

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 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Technological Product Designer and is an ISPAS accredited sports performance analyst.

He has published widely in the design, sports science and biomedical engineering fields but also writes for mainstream magazines such as 'Cycling Plus', 'Outdoor Fitness' and 'Triathletes World'...

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Research

Dr Dyer's current research projects include:

- An investigation into the relationship between end users and their assistive technology.

- An investigation into the relationship between athletes and their sports technology.

- The design and performance analysis of prosthetic limbs used in elite cycling.

- The development of field-based test strategies to assess the design and performance of paddle-based watercraft.

Please contact Bryce for a discussion regarding any prospective PhD projects or research collaboration interests that you may have.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Dyer, B., 2017. Prostheses – assistive technology – sports. Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering. Elsevier.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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. Bury St Edmunds: Professional Engineering Publishing, 109-116.
  • 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., 2013. An Insight into the acceptable use and assessment of lower-limb running prostheses in disability sport. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Design, Engineering & Computing.

Design

Others

PhD Students

  • 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.
  • Simon Thompson, 2016. Neurological Biomarkers

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Masters Framework: Individual Project

Profile of Teaching UG

  • BA/BSc Product Design: Projects & Prototypes 1, Projects & Prototypes 2, User Centered Design, Final Year Project.
  • BA Industrial Design: User Centered design, Final Year Project
  • Programme Leader: BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design (2005-2010)

Invited Lectures

  • 2012. 'Sports Prostheses, Performance & Ethical Impact'. In Nordic NOIF Conference. Oslo.
  • 2011: 'Design & Technology Within Elite Sport: Philosophy, Engineering & Prostheses'. 2nd Sporting Prosthetics Conference. Hampden National Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 2010: 'The Evolution of Lower-limb Prostheses for Running in Elite Sport'. World Congress of Science in Athletics. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2010: 'An Argument for Assessing Lower-Limb Sprinting Prostheses Technology'. 13th ISPO World Congress. Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2010: 'Technology & Sports: The Future of Paralympic Sports'. 13th ISPO World Congress. Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2013: 'Prostheses, Disability and the Role of Technology in Elite Sport' . Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture, British Science Festival, UK.
  • 2018: 'Task specific prosthetics: thinking about sport': Southampton University
  • 2018: 'Fabricating success: Elite Sport & Prosthetic Limb Design’: University of Bolton

Grants

  • RNLI Safety Signage Design (Royal National Lifeboat Institution, 02 Dec 2002). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Stand-up Paddle Athletes Association (SUPAA), Member of International Advisory Board (2015-2017)
  • University of Bolton, External Examiner (BEng Biomedical Engineering) (2015-)
  • 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)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • 'Task specific prosthetics: thinking about sport': Guest lecture at University of Southampton
  • "Fabricating success: Elite Sport & Prosthetic Limb Design" Guest lecture at University of Bolton
  • Bransgore Primary School Primary Engineer Leader's Award 2018 Lecture
  • 'What's in a leg ?' Bransgore Primary School
  • The secret to sporting success: talent, training or technology? - British Science Festival 10/9/15
  • Briefing Guest Lecture on Research Opportunities for EPSRC Applications
  • TEDx Bournemouth University 2015: 'Can Technology Trump 10,000 Hours of Training?' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr_x5sJOUmk
  • 'Sporting secrets: How athletes make themselves go faster' - Winchester Science Centre, 18/6/14
  • 'Prosthetic Limbs and the Role of Technology in Elite Sport' - Cafe Scientifique: Thomas Hardye School, 30/1/14
  • 'Prosthesis, disability and the role of technology in elite sport' - Cardiff Science Festival, 15/7/14
  • 'Prosthesis & Sports Technology': Cafe Scientifique - Cafe Boscanova, Boscombe, 6/11/12
  • 'Prostheses, Technology & Sport'. The Skinners School, July 2013
  • Prostheses, Disability and the Role of Technology in Elite Sport'. Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture. British Science Festival, Sept. 2013
  • 'Lights, camera's & some action - Science & the media': Cafe Scientifique - Angle European College of Chiropractic: 10/6/13
  • Amputee pre Kilimanjaro trek training weekend. Snowdonia. Nov 2011

Qualifications

  • MSc in Engineering Project Management (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • BA (Hons) in Product Design (Bournemouth University, 1997)
  • PhD in Sports Technology (Bournemouth University, 2013)

Honours

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

Memberships

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

Broadcast Interview

  • BBC Radio Solent 9/7/16, Dr Bryce Dyer is interviewed about his work on the prosthetic limb of Paralympic athlete Colin Lynch, and the role prosthetics can play in performance. Dr Dyer was also interviewed on BBC Solent’s Breakfast in Dorset show on the subject.. http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=3d75945b-b5d7-45ad-8721-0a4a7a573c7f
  • Interview on TalkSPORT radio - Sport & Technology. 22/3/12
  • Interview with Huw Edwards on BBC News - Controversy of prosthetic limb length at the 2012 Paralympic Games. 3/9/12
  • Interview on BBC Radio Solent: Controversy surrounding sports technology. 29/8/12
  • Meet The Experts Who've Helped Team GB Get To Rio: Wave 105 Radio Interview 1/8/16
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