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Professor Fiona Charnley

Professor Fiona Charnley

Associate Professor of Circular Economy

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Fiona joined Exeter Business School in May 2019 after working for eight years at Cranfield University as a Senior Lecturer in Circular Innovation. Fiona has a background in Industrial Design and has established herself as a thought leader in the Circular Economy, working at the interfaces of Design, Innovation and Manufacture.

Fiona is an investigator on a number of research grants including the EPSRC funded projects 'Circular4.0: Data-Driven Intelligence for a Circular Economy', ‘Small is Beautiful’ and 'Manufacturing Immortality'. Fiona also successfully led the EPSRC funded Network in Re-Distributed Maufacturing, Big Data and Consumer Goods (RECODE) and is a member of the management group for the Connected Everything Network Plus.

Fiona has extensive experience of working with organisations from across sectors to identify new approaches to design, innovation, manufacture and business modelling to transform resource use and value creation. She has also led multiple education and executive training programmes to support future leaders in developing the skills and capabilities necessary to transform our industrial system from linear to circular. In 2018 Fiona was recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering by the Women's Engineering Society and the Telegraph for her contribution to Circular Economy research and education.

Nationality: British

Qualifications

BA Industrial Design (Loughborough), MSc by Research (Cranfield), PhD Whole System Design (Cranfield)

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Research interests

  • Circular Design and Manufacture
  • Data-driven Decision Making
  • Self-Healing Materials

Research projects

Fiona is principle investigator of the EPSRC funded grant 'Circular4.0: Data-Driven Intelligence for a Circular Economy' which aims to identify how data from products in use can inform intelligent decisions surrounding the implementation of Circular Economy strategies so as to accelerate the implementation of circular approaches to resource use within UK manufacturing. Partners of this project include the Universities of Sheffield and Cranfield and industrial partners Airbus, Riversimple, Rolls-Royce, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Manufacturing Technology Centre. She is also a Co-Investigator of the EPSRC funded project 'Manufacturing Immortality' collaborating with 7 other Universities and multiple industrial partners to investigate the development and application of self-healing materials. Fiona’s role in this is to investigate and quantify the potential value creation from the application of self-healing materials and products and to demonstrate the impact on the transition towards a more circular economy. Previously, Fiona successfully led the EPSRC funded Network in Re-Distributed Maufacturing, Big Data and Consumer Goods (RECODE) consisting of over 20 industrial partners and is a member of the management group for the Connected Everything Network Plus.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Okorie OS, Turner C, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Tiwari A, Hutabarat W (In Press). A decision-making framework for the implementation of remanufacturing in rechargeable energy storage system in hybrid and electric vehicles. Procedia Manufacturing Full text. DOI.
Bessière D, Charnley F, Tiwari A, Moreno MA (2019). A vision of re-distributed manufacturing for the UK’s consumer goods industry. Production Planning and Control, 30(7), 555-567. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Kuzmina K, Prendeville S, Walker D, Charnley F (2019). Future scenarios for fast-moving consumer goods in a circular economy. Futures, 107, 74-88. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Moreno M, Court R, Wright M, Charnley F (2019). Opportunities for redistributed manufacturing and digital intelligence as enablers of a circular economy. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 12(2), 77-94. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Rowe ZO, Wilson HN, Dimitriu R, Charnley FJ, Lastrucci G (2019). Pride in my past: Influencing sustainable choices through behavioral recall. Psychology and Marketing, 36(4), 276-286. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Charnley F, Tiwari D, Hutabarat W, Moreno M, Okorie OS, Tiwari A (2019). Simulation to Enable a Data-Driven Circular Economy. Sustainability, 11 Full text. DOI.
Charnley F, Tiwari D, Hutabarat W, Moreno M, Okorie O, Tiwari A (2019). Simulation to enable a data-driven circular economy. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11(12). Abstract. DOI.
Turner C, Moreno M, Mondini L, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Tiwari A, Hutabarat W (2019). Sustainable production in a circular economy: a business model for re-distributed manufacturing. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11(16). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Turner C (2018). A Systems Dynamics Enabled Real-Time Efficiency for Fuel Cell Data-Driven Remanufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 2 Full text. DOI.
Wastling T, Charnley F, Moreno M (2018). Design for circular behaviour: Considering users in a circular economy. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(6). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Moreno MM, Turner C, Tiwari A (2018). Digitisation and the Circular Economy: a Review of Current Research and Future Trends. Energies, 11 Full text. DOI.
Nunes BT, Pollard SJT, Burgess PJ, Ellis G, de los Rios IC, Charnley F (2018). University contributions to the circular economy: Professing the hidden curriculum. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(8). Abstract. DOI.
De los Rios IC, Charnley FJS (2017). Skills and capabilities for a sustainable and circular economy: the changing role of design. Journal of Cleaner Production, 160, 109-122. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Rowe ZO, Wilson HN, Dimitriu RM, Breiter K, Charnley FJ (2017). The Best I can Be: How Self-Accountability Impacts Product Choice in Technology-Mediated Environments. Psychology and Marketing, 34(5), 521-537. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Despeisse M, Baumers M, Brown P, Charnley F, Ford SJ, Garmulewicz A, Knowles S, Minshall THW, Mortara L, Reed-Tsochas FP, et al (2017). Unlocking value for a circular economy through 3D printing: a research agenda. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 115, 75-84. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Moreno M, De los Rios C, Rowe Z, Charnley F (2016). A conceptual framework for circular design. Sustainability (Switzerland), 8(9). Abstract. DOI.
Srai JS, Kumar M, Graham G, Phillips W, Tooze J, Ford S, Beecher P, Raj B, Gregory M, Tiwari MK, et al (2016). Distributed manufacturing: scope, challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Production Research, 54(23), 6917-6935. Abstract. DOI.
Portillo-Barco C, Charnley F (2015). Data requirements and assessment of technologies enabling a product passport within products exposed to harsh environments: a case study of a high pressure nozzle guide vane. International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 8(3), 253-282. Abstract. DOI.
Charnley F, Fleming P, Dowsett T, Fleming M, Cook M, Mill G (2012). Engaging schools in the science of low-energy buildings. Public Understanding of Science, 21(7), 875-890. Abstract. DOI.
Charnley F, Lemon M, Evans S (2011). Exploring the process of whole system design. Design Studies, 32(2), 156-179. Abstract. DOI.
Davies GJ, Kendall G, Soane E, Li J, Charnley F, Pollard SJT (2010). Regulators as 'agents': Power and personality in risk regulation and a role for agent-based simulation. Journal of Risk Research, 13(8), 961-982. Abstract. DOI.

Chapters

Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Moreno M, Turner C, Tiwari A (2019). Manufacturing Data for the Implementation of Data-Driven Remanufacturing for the Rechargeable Energy Storage System in Electric Vehicles. In Dao D, Howlett RJ, Setchi R, Vlacis L (Eds.) Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2018, Springer International, 277-289.  Abstract.  Full text.

Conferences

Okorie OS, Charnley F, Salonitis K (2019). A Framework to Support a Simulation-Based Understanding of Digitalisation in Remanufacturing Operations. International Conference on Remanufacturing. 23rd - 25th Jun 2019. Abstract.  Full text.
Haines-Gadd M, Charnley F (2019). Creating a taxonomy of value for a circular economy.  Abstract. DOI.
Akrivos V, Haines-Gadd M, Mativenga P, Charnley F (2019). Improved metrics for assessment of immortal materials and products.  Abstract. DOI.
Okorie OS, Turner C, Charnley F, Moreno M, Tiwari A (2017). A review of data driven approaches for circular economy in manufacturing. 18th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP), 1-5 October 2017. 1st - 5th Oct 2017. Abstract.  Full text.
Jolly MR, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Ball P, Mehrabi H, Pagone E (2017). Energy efficiency status-quo at UK foundries: the “small-is-beautiful” project.  Abstract. DOI.
Moreno M, Turner C, Tiwari A, Hutabarat W, Charnley F, Widjaja D, Mondini L (2017). Re-distributed Manufacturing to Achieve a Circular Economy: a Case Study Utilizing IDEF0 Modeling.  Abstract. DOI.
Moreno M, Charnley F (2016). Can re-distributed manufacturing and digital intelligence enable a regenerative economy? an integrative literature review.  Abstract. DOI.

Publications by year


In Press

Okorie OS, Turner C, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Tiwari A, Hutabarat W (In Press). A decision-making framework for the implementation of remanufacturing in rechargeable energy storage system in hybrid and electric vehicles. Procedia Manufacturing Full text. DOI.

2019

Okorie OS, Charnley F, Salonitis K (2019). A Framework to Support a Simulation-Based Understanding of Digitalisation in Remanufacturing Operations. International Conference on Remanufacturing. 23rd - 25th Jun 2019. Abstract.  Full text.
Bessière D, Charnley F, Tiwari A, Moreno MA (2019). A vision of re-distributed manufacturing for the UK’s consumer goods industry. Production Planning and Control, 30(7), 555-567. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Haines-Gadd M, Charnley F (2019). Creating a taxonomy of value for a circular economy.  Abstract. DOI.
Kuzmina K, Prendeville S, Walker D, Charnley F (2019). Future scenarios for fast-moving consumer goods in a circular economy. Futures, 107, 74-88. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Akrivos V, Haines-Gadd M, Mativenga P, Charnley F (2019). Improved metrics for assessment of immortal materials and products.  Abstract. DOI.
Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Moreno M, Turner C, Tiwari A (2019). Manufacturing Data for the Implementation of Data-Driven Remanufacturing for the Rechargeable Energy Storage System in Electric Vehicles. In Dao D, Howlett RJ, Setchi R, Vlacis L (Eds.) Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2018, Springer International, 277-289.  Abstract.  Full text.
Moreno M, Court R, Wright M, Charnley F (2019). Opportunities for redistributed manufacturing and digital intelligence as enablers of a circular economy. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 12(2), 77-94. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Rowe ZO, Wilson HN, Dimitriu R, Charnley FJ, Lastrucci G (2019). Pride in my past: Influencing sustainable choices through behavioral recall. Psychology and Marketing, 36(4), 276-286. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Charnley F, Tiwari D, Hutabarat W, Moreno M, Okorie OS, Tiwari A (2019). Simulation to Enable a Data-Driven Circular Economy. Sustainability, 11 Full text. DOI.
Charnley F, Tiwari D, Hutabarat W, Moreno M, Okorie O, Tiwari A (2019). Simulation to enable a data-driven circular economy. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11(12). Abstract. DOI.
Turner C, Moreno M, Mondini L, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Tiwari A, Hutabarat W (2019). Sustainable production in a circular economy: a business model for re-distributed manufacturing. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11(16). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2018

Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Turner C (2018). A Systems Dynamics Enabled Real-Time Efficiency for Fuel Cell Data-Driven Remanufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 2 Full text. DOI.
Wastling T, Charnley F, Moreno M (2018). Design for circular behaviour: Considering users in a circular economy. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(6). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Okorie OS, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Moreno MM, Turner C, Tiwari A (2018). Digitisation and the Circular Economy: a Review of Current Research and Future Trends. Energies, 11 Full text. DOI.
Nunes BT, Pollard SJT, Burgess PJ, Ellis G, de los Rios IC, Charnley F (2018). University contributions to the circular economy: Professing the hidden curriculum. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(8). Abstract. DOI.

2017

Okorie OS, Turner C, Charnley F, Moreno M, Tiwari A (2017). A review of data driven approaches for circular economy in manufacturing. 18th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP), 1-5 October 2017. 1st - 5th Oct 2017. Abstract.  Full text.
Jolly MR, Salonitis K, Charnley F, Ball P, Mehrabi H, Pagone E (2017). Energy efficiency status-quo at UK foundries: the “small-is-beautiful” project.  Abstract. DOI.
Moreno M, Turner C, Tiwari A, Hutabarat W, Charnley F, Widjaja D, Mondini L (2017). Re-distributed Manufacturing to Achieve a Circular Economy: a Case Study Utilizing IDEF0 Modeling.  Abstract. DOI.
De los Rios IC, Charnley FJS (2017). Skills and capabilities for a sustainable and circular economy: the changing role of design. Journal of Cleaner Production, 160, 109-122. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Rowe ZO, Wilson HN, Dimitriu RM, Breiter K, Charnley FJ (2017). The Best I can Be: How Self-Accountability Impacts Product Choice in Technology-Mediated Environments. Psychology and Marketing, 34(5), 521-537. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Despeisse M, Baumers M, Brown P, Charnley F, Ford SJ, Garmulewicz A, Knowles S, Minshall THW, Mortara L, Reed-Tsochas FP, et al (2017). Unlocking value for a circular economy through 3D printing: a research agenda. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 115, 75-84. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2016

Moreno M, De los Rios C, Rowe Z, Charnley F (2016). A conceptual framework for circular design. Sustainability (Switzerland), 8(9). Abstract. DOI.
Moreno M, Charnley F (2016). Can re-distributed manufacturing and digital intelligence enable a regenerative economy? an integrative literature review.  Abstract. DOI.
Srai JS, Kumar M, Graham G, Phillips W, Tooze J, Ford S, Beecher P, Raj B, Gregory M, Tiwari MK, et al (2016). Distributed manufacturing: scope, challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Production Research, 54(23), 6917-6935. Abstract. DOI.

2015

Portillo-Barco C, Charnley F (2015). Data requirements and assessment of technologies enabling a product passport within products exposed to harsh environments: a case study of a high pressure nozzle guide vane. International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 8(3), 253-282. Abstract. DOI.

2012

Charnley F, Fleming P, Dowsett T, Fleming M, Cook M, Mill G (2012). Engaging schools in the science of low-energy buildings. Public Understanding of Science, 21(7), 875-890. Abstract. DOI.

2011

Charnley F, Lemon M, Evans S (2011). Exploring the process of whole system design. Design Studies, 32(2), 156-179. Abstract. DOI.

2010

Davies GJ, Kendall G, Soane E, Li J, Charnley F, Pollard SJT (2010). Regulators as 'agents': Power and personality in risk regulation and a role for agent-based simulation. Journal of Risk Research, 13(8), 961-982. Abstract. DOI.

Awards and Honours

  • Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018 (Women’s Engineering Society and The Telegraph)

External positions

  • External Examiner for the Dyson School of Engineering, Imperial College, London
  • Visiting Academic, Cranfield University
  • External PhD Examiner for Loughborough, Surrey, De Montfort and Teesside Universities and the Royal College of Art, London
  • Member of the Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship Advisory Board

Invited lectures

  • 2019 Rushlight Show
  • 2019 ABIS and Unilever  Role of Circular Economy in rethinking plastics
  • Industrial Lectures: Suez Spain, McDonalds, Positive Momentum, EDIE, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Fiona has led multiple education and executive training programmes to support future leaders in developing the skills and capabilities necessary to transform our industrial system from linear to circular. In her previous position, she was Director of the Mater of Design Programme, developing and delivering courses on design thinking, strategy and sustainability.

Fiona is currently leading the Exeter MBA Corporate Challenge as well as integrating design thinking and circular economy into the curriculum. She is working with the ECCE team to create new executive, online and part time educational offerings in the Circular Economy field.

Modules

2019/20