Bio (Nancy Paris)
Doctor of Social Sciences
Nancy Paris is the director of MAKE+ at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT.) Since 1996, Paris has been responsible for the growth and management of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers that conducts applied research and development (R&D) in emerging and next generation product design in such areas as health technologies, energy, consumer electronics and industrial products for clients in industry, academia, government and the community. Paris is an accomplished researcher and product developer with more than 25 years of experience. Her areas of expertise include the product development process, medical and assistive devices and health care management consulting. Most recently Paris has championed research in the development of global health technology and is interested in co-developing products with users in low-resource settings. Her doctoral thesis involves researching members of diasporas as informants to medical device design. Paris holds a Master of Applied Science in Medical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (1995) and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (1990).