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Dr Merryn Haines-Gadd

Dr Merryn Haines-Gadd

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Merryn is a design, innovation and sustainability researcher and has embodied this role in various capacities within industry and academia over the last 12 years.

She is currently a post-doc researcher within the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE). She works in the EPSRC consortium ‘Manufacturing Immortality’ investigating the design opportunities and Circular Economy implications of implementing self-healing materials within product development.

This position builds on her PhD research which was an AHRC funded research collaboration between Philips Lighting and University of Brighton exploring the integration of Emotionally Durable Design into the new product development process of consumer lighting.

Before academia, Merryn was a designer/maker and co-founded a studio collective developing eco-focused products and furniture, while also working with an innovation consultancy developing her skills in creative problem solving and innovation methodologies.

Research interests

  • Design and sustainability
  • Material innovation
  • Value within a Circular Economy 

Research projects

Merryn is post-doc researcher on the project ‘Manufacturing Immortality’, which is an ESPRC funded, multidisciplinary research collaboration between seven UK universities - University of Bristol, University, Heriot-watt University, Lancaster University, University of Manchester, Northumbria University Newcastle and Sheffield Hallam University.

The aim of the project is to explore the development of bio-hybrid and synthetic self-healing materials. Each institution is adopts a different approach to this topic, with Exeter focusing on the design opportunities and environmental implications of manufacturing and designing with this technology

Merryn is also currently collaborating with PA Consulting on the development on new circular business models, with her particular focus being on understanding and defining value within circular systems.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Haines-Gadd M, Chapman J, Lloyd P, Mason J, Aliakseyeu D (2018). Emotional Durability Design NineA Tool for Product Longevity. SUSTAINABILITY, 10(6). Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Haines-Gadd M, Hasegawa A, Hooper R, Huck Q, Pabian M, Portillo C, Zheng L, Williams L, McBride A (2015). Cut the crap; design brief to pre-production in eight weeks: Rapid development of an urban emergency low-tech toilet for Oxfam. DESIGN STUDIES, 40, 246-268. Author URL. DOI.

Chapters

Haines-Gadd M, Charnley F (2019). Creating a Taxonomy of Value for a Circular Economy. In Ball P, Huaccho Huatuco L, Howlett RJ, Setchi R (Eds.) Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 19), Springer, 241-261.  Abstract.

Conferences

Akrivos V, Haines-Gadd M, Mativenga P, Charnley F (2019). Improved metrics for assessment of immortal materials and products.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

Publications by year


2019

Haines-Gadd M, Charnley F (2019). Creating a Taxonomy of Value for a Circular Economy. In Ball P, Huaccho Huatuco L, Howlett RJ, Setchi R (Eds.) Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 19), Springer, 241-261.  Abstract.
Akrivos V, Haines-Gadd M, Mativenga P, Charnley F (2019). Improved metrics for assessment of immortal materials and products.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2018

Haines-Gadd M, Chapman J, Lloyd P, Mason J, Aliakseyeu D (2018). Emotional Durability Design NineA Tool for Product Longevity. SUSTAINABILITY, 10(6). Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

2015

Haines-Gadd M, Hasegawa A, Hooper R, Huck Q, Pabian M, Portillo C, Zheng L, Williams L, McBride A (2015). Cut the crap; design brief to pre-production in eight weeks: Rapid development of an urban emergency low-tech toilet for Oxfam. DESIGN STUDIES, 40, 246-268. Author URL. DOI.