Deputy Director at Helen Hamlyn Centre,
Rama joined the Helen Hamlyn Centre at its inception in 1999 and now leads a team of design researchers on the Centre's Research Associate Programme working closely with business partners on applied inclusive design research projects.
Rama specialises in people-centred design practice, the development of core methodology and knowledge transfer to business. His key areas of interest include transport, technology and independent living - the creation of products, services and environments that give marginalised groups greater choice and sustained independence in their daily lives.
Rama has experience in the creative industry and has worked in the automotive, product design, multimedia design and design engineering sectors. He writes, publishes, lectures and curates exhibitions on inclusive design to audiences that include students, academics, designers, industry and government.
His first degree was a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and his second degree was an MA in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art.