Professor Anja Maier

Head Of Department

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Personal statement

Anja Maier is Professor of Engineering Systems Design and Head of Department Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM) at the University of Strathclyde. She is also Professor at the DTU – Technical University of Denmark, where she has led the Engineering Systems Design research division, conducting interdisciplinary research into designing, building, and operating engineering systems.

Linking the human and engineering sides in systems design with a focus on studying and supporting human behaviour, Prof. Maier’s research results have had direct impact on the design and development of automobile and aero engines, healthcare services, medical devices, and cleantech networks.  In particular, her work on system design process maturity and capability maturity assessment methods is frequently cited. 

Prof. Maier serves on the Board of Management of the worldwide Design Society, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Design, as Associate Editor of the journal Design Science, is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, a fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, a Board member of the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (Cachet), a fellow of acatech - the National Academy of Science and Engineering, Germany, and a fellow of ATV – the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, Denmark.  She has worked as a technical consultant in the manufacturing and software industries.


Dynamism in complex engineering : explaining uncertainty growth through uncertainty masking
Kreye Melanie E, Cash Philip J, Parraguez Ruiz Pedro, Maier Anja
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol 69, pp. 1552-1564 (2022)
Different networks for different purposes : a network science perspective on collaboration and communication in an engineering design project
Piccolo Sebastiano A, Lehmann Sune, Maier Anja M
Computers in Industry Vol 142 (2022)
Associations between primary care electrocardiography and non-Alzheimer dementia
Isaksen Jonas L, Ghouse Jonas, Skov Morten W, Olsen Morten S, Holst Anders G, Pietersen Adrian, Nielsen Jonas B, Maier Anja, Graff Claus, Frikke-Schmidt Ruth, Kanters Jørgen
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases Vol 31 (2022)
Feedback systems in the design and development process
Wynn David C, Maier Anja M
Research in Engineering Design Vol 33, pp. 273-306 (2022)
Designing human digital twins for behaviour-changing therapy and rehabilitation : a systematic review
Lauer-Schmaltz M W, Cash P, Hansen J P, Maier A
17th International Design Conference (DESIGN2022), pp. 1303 - 1312 (2022)
Driving change in complex social systems : how to design healthcare pathways
Feldman A, Patou F, Maier A
17th International Design Conference (DESIGN2022), pp. 1263-1272 (2022)

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Professional activities

10th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition
17th International Design Conference (DESIGN2022)
Health Systems Design Workshop at DESIGN 2022 by Design Society Special Interest Group
CACHET Spring Seminar 2022
Designing and manufacturing health futures
Annual Design Society Board of Management and Advisory Board Meeting Online 2022

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