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Tim Adlam

Principal Engineer

Tim Adlam

Tim works part-time at Designability. He supports the continued development of the dynamic seating products for children with dystonic cerebral palsy.

A bit more about Tim

As a clinical scientist he works with the design team on new products under development.

Tim is also a Senior Lecturer at the Global Disability and Innovation Hub, based at UCL.


PhD in ‘The design of compliant seating for children with severe whole body extensor spasms’ Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath

MSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Surrey

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University

CEng Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council UK)

MIMechE Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers

CSci Chartered Scientist (Science Council)

MIPEM Member Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

Clinical Scientist (HCPC – Health and Care Professions Council)

Partner KNX Association


Member of Posture and Mobility Group (PMG)

Honorary Clinical Engineer, Sirona CIC (2012-Present)

Honorary Research Fellow, Department for Health, University of Bath (2008-Present)

Honorary Clinical Engineer, Great Ormond Street Hospital (2008-2012)

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (2008-2012)

Project Engineer, Mabey Group (1990-1995

Expertise and interests

  • Mechanical engineering design
  • Multidisciplinary design
  • Multidisciplinary collaborative projects
  • Multidisciplinary research
  • Research grant development
  • Prototyping
  • User evaluation
  • User centred design
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Engineering for cerebral palsy, dementia, restricted growth, dynamic seating, smart home technology
  • Teaching, Public speaking / lecturing, Computer aided design
  • Supporting child development though technology
  • Technology to increase social inclusion and capability in people with severe disability
  • The democratisation of assistive technology