DRS Council

The Council of DRS is responsible for:

  • Developing the society for the benefit of members internationally
  • Managing the business of the Society with the help of an Administrator for day-to-day operations
  • Creating, developing and supporting activities and collaborations which promote the aims of the society worldwide
  • Creating networks and communications with the international community of design researchers

Council members are appointed through democratic election and must stand for re-election every two years. You can find out more about the election process here. Current Council members are listed below, shown with their most recent year of election.

 

DRS Council Officers 2016-2017

President: Professor Nigel Cross, Open University, UK 

Chair: Professor Tracy Bhamra, Loughborough University, UK

Vice-Chair: Professor Peter Lloyd, Brighton University UK

Hon. Secretary: Dr Rebecca Cain, University of Warwick, UK

Hon. Treasurer: Professor John Langrish, University of Salford, UK 

Membership Secretary: Dr Emma Dewberry, The Open University, UK

Events Secretary: Dr Erik Bohemia, Loughborough University, UK 

Communications Secretary: Derek Jones, The Open University, UK 

Internationalisation Secretary: Dr Tiiu Poldma, Université de Montréal, Canada 

Secretary for Special Interest Groups: Professor Kristina Niedderer, University of Wolverhampton, UK

 

Other elected members

Dr Stella Boess (2013) Delft University of Technology, Netherlands  

Professor Hua Dong (2013) Tongji University, China 

Professor David Durling (2013) Coventry University, UK

Professor Tom Fisher (2013) Nottingham Trent University, UK

Dr Sarah Kettley (2013) Nottingham Trent University, UK 

Professor Nithikul Nimkulrat (2014) Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia

Professor Robin Roy (2014) The Open University, UK 

Professor Michael Tovey (2014) Coventry University, UK

Arno Verhoeven (2014) Edinburgh University, UK

Professor Martin Woolley (2015) Coventry University, UK

Dr Keelin Leahy (2016) University of Limerick, Ireland

Ms Kajaal Modi (2016) Loughborough University, UK

Upcoming Events

DRS Conference 2018 - Call for Track Sessions

DRS 2018 is now accepting Track Session Proposals.

The deadline is 16th May 2017 and proposals can be submitted here: https://www.conftool.pro/drs2018/

LearnxDesign 2017 Paper deadline extended.

The deadline for the Call for Papers has been extended to 24th February 2017.

Further details can be found here:  http://lxd2017.london/

The submission website is here: https://www.conftool.net/lxd2017/index.php?page=index

PLATE 2017 – Product Lifetimes and the Environment

8-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers Deadline: 13th January 2017

http://www.plateconference.org/second-plate-conference/

 

Design Management Academy 2017 - Call for papers

7-9 June 2017,Hong Kong.

Call for Papers Deadline: 9 January 2016

http://designmanagementacademy.com/dma2017/paper_submission/theme/

 

The 12th EAD Conference: “Design for Next...” 

12-14 April 2017. La Sapienza in Rome Italy

http://www.designfornext.org/index.html

 

CUMULUS 2017: REDO

30 May–2 June 2017. Design School Kolding, Denmark.

http://cumuluskolding2017.org/

 

MODE Motion Design Education Summit

June 7-9, 2017. The Ohio State University, USA.

http://www.modesummit.com/

 

EKSIG 2017 - ALIVE . ACTIVE . ADAPTIVE - Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials

19-20 June 2017, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

 http://www.eksig2017.com/

 

See all upcoming events

 

 

Call for Papers

PLATE 2017 – Product Lifetimes and the Environment

8-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers Deadline: 13th January 2017

http://www.plateconference.org/second-plate-conference/

Design Management Academy 2017 - Call for papers

7-9 June 2017,Hong Kong.

Call for Papers Deadline: 9 January 2016

http://designmanagementacademy.com/dma2017/paper_submission/theme/