john powell

john powell

  • jpowell at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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John Powell MBE

Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science and Technology specialising in: Product Design. Electronic systems design. Business Management, and sustainable lifesaving equipment design

Final year supervisor for Product Design and Industrial Design. Masters Tutor for business project unit

Research activity:

Currently involved with research in acceptance and viability of Public Rescue Equipment in low resource communities

Committee member: British Standards Institute - Water safety and rescue equipment

Professional practice roles:

Royal National Lifeboat Institution Role - International Programmes Manager

Development of International drowning intervention resources (teaching and assessment, Future leaders in lifesaving) and education in low resource areas.

Development of national leadership and management training for lifesaving in the UK. Part of the creation team for the national beach risk audit process. Led the development of International drowning intervention learning and development framework (teaching and assessment, Future leaders in lifesaving) and education in low resource areas...



  • powell, 2015. International teaching, training and assessment in low resource areas. Royal National Lifeboat Institution.


Invited Lectures

  • The International Drowning Epidemic, Bournemouth University, 05 Dec 2014 more

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Working with the RNLI and BU undergraduate designers to facilitate co-creation products for international drowning prevention


  • MBE (Her Majesty the Queen, 2019)
  • Young electronic designer awards : National 3rd Place (Electronic Designers Awards, 1993)
  • Young Engineer for Britain National Final - 2nd (Engineering Council UK, 1992)
  • United Kingdom - Winner : European young scientist award (European Union, 1992)
The data on this page was last updated at 04:07 on March 1, 2021.