Tania Humphries-Smith

Dr Tania Humphries-Smith

  • 01202 961402
  • thumphries at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Associate Professor Of Design and Engineering
  • Poole House P311, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Tania Humphries-Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Design & Engineering in the Faculty of Science & Technology at Bournemouth University. Her teaching areas are engineering product design and project management. She was in professional practice as a product designer before entering academia. She is a Member and Chair of Council of the Institution of Engineering Designers, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Technological Product Designer and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her research activities are centred on Design Education and include aspects of sustainable product design, specifically the socio-cultural aspects of sustainable design. She has published in the area of design education since 1998.

Journal Articles


  • Humphries-Smith, T. and Steiner, S., 2010. Engineering Our World Towards a Sustainable Future. In: Jones, P., Selby, D. and Sterling, S., eds. Sustainability Education - Perspectives and Practice Across Higher Education. London: Earthscan.



PhD Students

  • Maryam Alkhateeb. Privacy in Saudi Arabian Interior Architecture
  • Iman Nassef. Improving Graduate Attributes in Egyptian Higher Education
  • Abdelrahim Alzanati. Re-Thinking a Project Management System
  • Louise Spencer. Personal design and manufacture: the impact of 3D printing innovations on consumer behaviour and consumption
  • Michael Mayer. Supply chain risk management for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises through application of software-supported methods
  • Dukki Hong. Designing for the Future: The impact of scanning technology and reverse engineering on mass customisation as it applies to 3D Printing and the implications for Intellectual Property Law
  • Abdalla Mohamed Mukhtar Mazen, 2021. The Causes of Delays and Cost overwhelm in Governmental Construction Projects in Libya

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Project Management
  • Research Methods
  • Group Project
  • Design Management
  • Project Management - FL mode

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Design Projects 3


  • Understanding the reasons for, and barriers to, a career choice of technical apprenticeships (Southern Universities Network - NCOP programme, 01 Sep 2018). Awarded
  • Visiting Professor in Employer Engagement (Royal Academcy of Engineering, 01 Oct 2012). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • Engineering Council, Licence Review Panel Chair (2017-2020), http://www.engc.org.uk/about-us/
  • Nottingham TrentUniversity, External Examiner (2016-2020)
  • University of Wales, Swansea, External Examiner (2016-2020)


  • PG Cert in PhD Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2008)
  • EdD in Management of Education (University of Southampton, 2004)
  • PG Dip in Post-Compulsory Education (Bournemouth University, 2000)
  • PG Dip in Manufacturing - Management & Technology (Open University, 2000)
  • MPhil in History of Design (Kingston University, 1996)
  • BSc (Hons) in Engineering Product Design (South Bank Polytechnic, 1989)


  • Chair of Council (Institution of Engineering Designers, 2015)


  • Engineering Council (CEng), Chartered Engineer,
  • Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Fellow,
  • Institution of Engineering Designers (MIED), Member, Chartered Technological Product Designer,
  • Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Fellow,

External Media and Press

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