Dr. Richard Evans

Associate Professor in Digital Innovation


Connect with me

Email: R.Evans@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 

Location: Room 317, Goldberg Computer Science Building

Dalhousie University
6050 University Avenue
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Digital Innovation and Transformation
  • Design and Engineering Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
Education: PhD – University of Greenwich (2013)
PG Cert in HE – University of Greenwich (2015)
MSc – University of Wales (2010)
BA (Hons.) – University of Exeter (2008)

Richard Evans is Associate Professor in Digital Innovation in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University.

Before joining Dalhousie University, Richard was employed as Director of the BSc Product Design programme and Senior Lecturer in Human Factors for Design at Brunel University London. From 2015-2018, Richard was employed as Senior Lecturer in Information Management at the University of Westminster and, from 2013-15, Richard worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovative Product Development and Manufacturing at the University of Greenwich, specialising in the field of Knowledge Management for Collaborative Product Design.

Prior to joining academia, Richard worked for the UK’s largest home furnishings organisation, Dunelm Mill plc., as an Online Product Manager. His PhD, which won the University of Greenwich prize for Best PhD student in 2013, was sponsored by BAE Systems and focused on the creation of a knowledge management system for globally dispersed design teams within the aerospace and manufacturing sector.

Richard is a former Vice President of Technical Activities and Member of the Executive Board for the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society. He currently Co-Chairs the IEEE TEMS Design and Engineering Technical Activity Committee and sits on the Editorial Board for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. In 2020, Richard helped co-found the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Good, sponsored by the IEEE and the International Telecommunications Union. To date, he has published over 90 scientific papers in recognised journals and conference proceedings and has built a successful network of partners spread around the world.