Tania is Chair of Council of Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Design & Engineering at Bournemouth University. Before entering academic life she practiced as an engineering designer in industry and gained Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with the IED. She has been an active member of the IED since joining as a student and became Chair of Council in July 2015 for a two year period. In January 2015 she became one of the first four Chartered Technological Product Designers (CTPD) to be awarded. Her teaching areas are engineering product design and project management. Her research activities are centred on Design Education and include aspects of sustainable product design, specifically the socio-cultural aspects of sustainable design. She has published in the area of design education since 1998.