Chris Wayman

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I have a wide range of experience having worked as an Automotive Design Engineer in the UK and abroad. I’ve been involved in a various design related education roles designing and delivering innovative and challenging projects. One of my priorities is to encourage creative engagement in the learning process and see the development of successful ideas and solutions.

Professional memberships and activities

  • ENTRUST STEM Ambassador
  • As Outreach Activity Coordinator I manage and deliver engineering related STEM workshops. Activities and workshops both on and off campus, working with the Arts and Sciences.

Academic qualifications

  • B.Ed. (Hons) Design and Technology – Secondary

  • MA Industrial Design for Engineers


  • Applied Design in Engineering, utilising creativity to develop solutions.
  • Undergraduate development of communication and group work strategies.
  • User interface design solutions.
  • Outreach Activity Coordination and delivery
  • Physical Prototype development, concept sketching, model making and digital enhancement.
  • Teaching the development of digital sketching, Haptic modelling.

Enterprise and commercial interests

  • Outreach Activity Coordination and delivery


Levels 3-7

  • Design and Communication

  • Introduction to Engineering Design and Practice

  • Mechanical Engineering Design

  • CAM and Rapid Prototyping

  • Engineering design and Manufacture

  • Various Distance Learning Modules

  • Industrial Technical Skills

  • Industrial Responsibility

  • Design principles

  • Engineering Design

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021