PhD Research Programme - Design
Human Factors in Complex Systems Lab
2016-present (Design PhD Students' Representative)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
MFA Industrial Design
2006-2009 (Department Representative)
BFA Product Design/Visual Communication (double degree)
1999-2005 (Commencement Speaker/ Class Representative)
Main Past Experience
Reviewer, Journal ERGONOMICS
Guest Editor, Journal TRAMA
Adjunct Coordinator of the Creative Industry Area, UNESA
Architecture Studio Adjunct Faculty, UNESA
Design and Research Associate, Centro Ricerche, IED/RJ
Faculty Post-Graduate Course in Strategic Design, IED/RJ
Design Studio Adjunct Faculty, PUC-Rio
Partner and Co-founder, LEVANTE Design
Design Consultant, Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Research Consultant, Communication Science Inc.
Graduate Instructor, University of Notre Dame
Designer, Independent Living Center/RJ
Fernando Carvalho has earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from the University of Notre Dame with an emphasis on medical design and health services; he also holds BFA undergraduate degrees in Visual Communication and Product Design.
Mr Carvalho has authored utility patents and published works and has won many scholarships and teaching and professional awards. Fernando has worked for and with many clients worldwide, having founded and co-directed a design studio for over four years. His professional portfolio contains a broad range of projects that include healthcare services, medical devices and hospital interiors, Paralympic sports accessories, digital design, civil construction equipment, information design interventions, and innovative educational solutions.
Fernando has been actively involved in teaching and research activities for the past fifteen years, having taught and contributed with curriculum development and administrative work in settings as diverse as afterschool projects for children in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, craftsmen training courses, and undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of design and architecture at Universities in Brazil, Chile, USA, Italy, Portugal and the UK.
Currently, Fernando is a PhD candidate at Loughborough Design School, UK. His doctoral research investigates how Participatory Design approaches can facilitate the integration of Behavioural Insights into healthcare Quality Improvement projects focused on optimising clinical practice and changing staff behaviour within the National Health Service of England, the NHS. Fernando is developing an original framework that promotes sustainable improvement by facilitating participatory behavioural change through contextualised, collaborative innovation.