Róisín graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2012 and 2016 with a Masters and PhD from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering respectively.

Róisín has a strong interest in automated computer-aided design systems and design for manufacturing and cost. Her PhD research focused on the development of an immersive virtual reality environment integrated with an automated design framework to eliminate the gaps between current engineering design platforms and immersive VR functionalities to improve organisational learning.

Róisín has returned to the university as a research fellow after three years in industry where she worked for a product cost management software company, aPriori, identifying and codifying the primary and secondary manufacturing cost drivers using the geometric properties to produce cost quotes.

Currently, she is working alongside the Biohaviour team on the EPSRC funded project ACCEPT Transitions, focusing on encapsulating strategies to create products that minimise waste, or are suited to using recycled materials where the materials may change from product generation to generation.