Doina Manuela (Ela) Neagu


  • Biography

  • Ela has a background in Design Engineering (joint MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London). She is currently a Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design working on a project with Arthritis UK. The project is focused around self care and day-to-day life with arthritis.

    Ela has a diverse background, including working in jewellery, fine art and product design. Her product design experience has been focused on healthcare design, creating solutions for defined scenarios ranging from first aid to behaviour changing systems.

    Ela currently runs a start-up which is aiming to provide a solution for awareness of personal digital identity.

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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Exhibitions

    • Sports innovation 'Smarter. Faster. Tougher' Design Exchange (2015)
    • Canada's Design Museum , Toronto, Canada (group) (2015)
    • V &A Museum 'Inspired by...' – first prise Metalwork and Jewellery (2011)
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