John Gribbin


John worked in the School of Design between August 2018 and April 2019 as a Senior Research Associate.

John is a researcher in the area of design management and design-led innovation. His research largely focuses on the way in which multinational science and technology-led organisations adopt design-led approaches to innovation into their existing organisational innovation practices. This research has resulted in collaborations with several multinational organisations including Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser and Parker Hannifin. He has also carried out research exploring the role of designers within multidisciplinary innovation teams and the role that design-led innovation can play within the innovation processes and strategy of small and medium-sized enterprises. John’s work within CoCreate centred around understanding perceptions of fatigue amongst healthcare workers through a qualitative inquiry into existing working practices and recovery strategies, in order to inform further research surrounding the role that technology can play in improving the experiences of healthcare practitioners.

John’s Publications

See an up to date list of Mersha’s publications on the Northumbria University Research Portal and Google Scholar.

John’s projects


Understanding Fatigue In Healthcare

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