Dr Gabriella Spinelli is a Senior Lecturer in System Design and Innovation at Brunel University (London). Her research interests have attracted external funds from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the National Police Improvements Agency (NPIA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
She has 15 years experience in designing interaction, technologies and communication, starting from the users. Her recent research interests locate Gabriella's expertise at the interface between design and marketing where most of her work now resides.
Prior to her doctoral studies Gabriella worked at the research centre of Domus Academy (Italy), the Human Factors and Ergonomic Lab at Eastman Kodak (NY) and the Appliance studio (UK). Throughout her academic career Gabriella has received considerable research funds to apply user-centred approaches to product/service/system design and commercialization. Lately she is leading a multidisciplinary research group investigating the effects of ageing on decision-making and consumer behaviour. She continues her work as consultant to make her research socially and commercially relevant.
Gabriella is the Director for Business Strategy and Innovation at the Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies (BIAS). She also collaborates with the Innovation lab at Tokio University, Japan.