Roya Haratian

Dr Roya Haratian

  • Principal Academic in Electronic Science and Engineering
  • Poole House P122, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Roya Haratian is Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Charted Engineer (CEng) with UK Engineering Council and Principal Academic in Electronic Science and Engineering at Department of Design and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University - UK. She is leader of Athena SWAN, which is AdvanvceHE Gender Equality Charter, and Inclusivity Process within the department which has led to successful Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2021.

She is covering multidisciplinary topics such as Mechatronics and Control System Design for final year undergraduate and master programs and interested in research area mainly under umbrella of these topics with application in different industries. She is leading the Mechatronics/Electronics route of department's curriculum from L4, L5, L6 and L7 whereas she is programme leader for Masters of Engineering courses and developed programme in Mechatronics and Robotics.

She was awarded a PhD in Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary University of London, QMUL followed by a MSc and BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering...


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Journal Articles



  • Haratian, R., 2023. Body area sensing in human machine collaboration within industrial settings. In: The Ninteenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management 12-14 September 2023 Northampton-UK.
  • Haratian, R., 2023. From Sensor Networks to ​ Human Machine/Robot Collaboration: Mechatronics, Electronics, Signal Processing and Machine Learning in Intelligent Systems. In: Design and Engineering Research 19 June 2023 Bournemouth-UK.
  • Al-Nasser, S., Noroozi, S., Haratian, R., Aslani, N. and Harvey, A., 2023. Load Prediction using an Intraoperative Joint Sensor and Artificial Neural Network. 19th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management, CM 2023.
  • Haratian, R., 2022. Physiological Signals Monitoring Assistive Technology in Interaction with Machines to Address Healthy Aging. In: Roya Haratian 6-8 June 2022 The 18th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Assessment Management.
  • Al-Nasser, S., Noroozi, S., Harvey, A. and Haratian, R., 2022. Review of Kinematics and Joint Load Forces in Total Knee Replacements Influencing Surgical Outcomes. In: 18th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management 13-17 June 2022 Heathrow, London.
  • Haratian, R. and Samira, A.-N., 2022. A Review of Balancing Methods for Total Knee Replacements. In: The 18th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Assessment Management 6-9 June 2022 London.
  • Haratian, R., 2021. On-body Sensing Systems: Motion Capture for Health Monitoring. In: The 17th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Managment 14-18 June 2021 London.
  • Haratian, R., 2019. Mechatronics, Signal Processing, and ​ Machine Learning​ in Body Area Sensing Systems. In: Digital Innovation for Surgery Planning, Simulation and Treatment Workshop Schedule 16-18 October 2019 Beijing-China.
  • Haratian, R., 2019. Assistive Wearable Technology for Mental Wellbeing: Sensors and Signal Processing Approaches. In: IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Signal Processing. 25-27 September 2019 France. IEEE.
  • Haratian, R. and Timotijevic, T., 2018. On-body sensing and signal analysis for user experience recognition in human-machine interaction. 2018 4th International Conference on Frontiers of Signal Processing, ICFSP 2018, 50-55.
  • Haratian, R., 2018. Intelligent Joystick Sensing the User's Emotion and Providing Biofeedback. In: 32nd Human Computer Interaction Conference 2-6 July 2018 Belfast. Proceedings of 32nd International Conference in Human Computer Interaction.
  • Haratian, R., Phillips, C. and Timotijevic, T., 2012. A PCA-based technique for compensating the effect of sensor position changes in motion data. IS'2012 - 2012 6th IEEE International Conference Intelligent Systems, Proceedings, 126-131.
  • Haratian, R., Phillips, C. and Timotijevic, T., 2012. A data-driven functional PCA filter for compensating the effect of sensor position changes in motion data. BODYNETS 2012 - 7th International Conference on Body Area Networks.
  • Haratian, R. and Sharafat, A.R., 2009. Better QoS and less power in wireless ad hoc networks by distributed power control using power and SINR-based pricing functions. 2009 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing, WCSP 2009.
  • Haratian, R., Rasti, M. and Sharafat, A.R., 2009. Evaluation of cellular distributed power control algorithms in wireless ad hoc networks. 2009 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing, WCSP 2009.



PhD Students

  • Adaptive Simulation in Digital Twin, Co-supervisor, (Completed)
  • BioMechatronics for Human Joint Transducers, Co-supervisor
  • Tribology of Sliding Contacts, Co-supervisor, Completed 2022

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Real-time Control for Mechatronics (Control System Design): Unit Leader

Profile of Teaching UG

  • L6: Mechatronics: Unit Leader
  • L6: Advanced Technology [Discontinued]
  • L6: Research Based Electronics (Biomechatronics) [Discontinued]: Unit Leader
  • L5: Electronics Engineering Simulation
  • L4: Electrical and Electronics Principles: Unit Leader
  • L6: Mechanical and Electronic System Design: Unit Leader

Invited Lectures

  • Digital Bio-electronic and Bio-feedback, invited lecture, 05 Jun 2022 more

External Responsibilities

  • Research Degree (PhD Examination), External Examiner
  • Taught Programme (Electrical & Electronic/Mechanical Engineering/Robotics), External Examiner
  • Royal Institute, Masterclass Design and Delivery (2022), Digital Bio-Electronic and Bio-Feedback
  • Conference, Committee Member, Reviewer
  • Journal, Reviewer
  • Programme Validation, External Panel Member
  • AdvanceHE, Aurora Mentor
  • MSc Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, and BEng (Hons) Electronics and Electrical Engineering., External Academic Advisor

Internal Responsibilities

  • Panel Member, BU Quality Assurance and Enhancement Group
  • MSc, MEng/BEng in Mechatronics and Robotics Programme Designer and Developer, Programme Development and Validation
  • Independent Panel Member, Academic Offence Panel
  • Independent Panel Member, MSc Programme Validation
  • Programme Leader, Master of Engineering Courses
  • Organising Committee Member (Coordinator and Paper Reviewer) from SciTech Faculty, BU SURE: Showcasing UG Students Research Excellence (2020)
  • Reviewer, Panel Member, UOA12 (Engineering) REF (Research Excellence Framework)
  • PhD Examiner, Viva Chair, PGR Examination
  • Deputy Chair, BU Departmental Athena SWAN Lead Forum
  • Inclusivity Leader, BU Design and Engineering Inclusivity Committee and Athena SWAN
  • Research Ethics Champion (2016-2019), Science and Technology Research Ethics Committee

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Café Scientifique: Should we help machines understand and respond to our emotions? (02 Apr 2024)
  • International Women's Day Panel Speaker: Women in STEM Panel Event (05 Mar 2024)
  • AdvanceHE News, Equality Award Ceremony, Advance HE pays tribute to providers promoting equality in higher education: Roya Haratian was quoted regarding the impact of Athena SWAN within her department (15 Mar 2023)
  • Keynote Speaker: Brockenhurst STEM Awards celebrates students with ‘talents to help improve the way we live’; Opening presentation regarding her multidisciplinary research in On-body Sensing Systems (15 Dec 2022)
  • Royal Institute, Masterclass Curriculum Design and Delivery: Digital Bio-Electronic & BioFeedback for GCSE level school students to inspire them to pursue a career in STEM specifically female students (18 Jun 2022-15 May 2023)
  • Design and Engineering SWAN Application Success! BU Research Blog | Design and Engineering SWAN Application Success! | Bournemouth University (01 Dec 2021)
  • Nominated for Ada Lovelace Day at BU celebrating women in STEM from Design & Engineering department; BU Research Blog | women in STEM | Bournemouth University (15 Oct 2021)
  • Research Outreach: Collaborator in Research "How equine-assisted services helps" published in Research Outreach, Issue 140, pp 51-53 (2024)

Attended Training

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Raising Cultural Awareness in Workplace, 06 Dec 2023
  • Engineering Inclusion Forum (2021-2022)
  • Programme Leadership (2020-2021)
  • Research Leadership (2019)


  • Design Review and Presentation Award for Students' Advanced Design Challenge of Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE): Outcome of L6 Mechatronics Project/Problem Based Learning Curriculum Design and Delivery (UK Engineering Council-London, 2023)
  • Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Advance HE, 2021)
  • Certificate of Programme Leadership (Bournemouth University, 2021)
  • Senior Fellowship of High Education Academy (Advance HE, 2021)
  • BSc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering (First Class Honours)
  • Certificate of Completion Engineering Inclusion Programme (Katalytic, 2021-2022)
  • Charted Engineer (UK Engineering Council)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AdvanceHE, 2019)
  • MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Distinction)
  • PhD Electronic Engineering
  • UK Research Supervision Recognition Award (applied) (UK Council for Graduate Education)