Our interns

Discover more about our interns on the Solutions project.

Terry Roberts

Terry graduated with a BA Hons. (2:1) in Sport Development in 2007 at the University of Chester and began his career working in the sport and fitness industry providing coaching and instructing. He took up a position within Wirral Borough Council as a personal trainer in 2008 working at the heart of the local community. In conjunction with this he also worked in Sport Development for the council, focused directly on the creation of opportunities for people from all areas of society to participate in sport. Terry quickly recognised the value of adopting a person centred approach and invested time and energy into effective communication with each individual with whom he worked.

This in turn facilitated the identification of particular needs and preferences that informed individualised responsive programmes, which served to inspire and encourage people from a range of ages and situations to engage in health enhancing activities. A natural progression for Terry was further study to build on his existing knowledge and skills in the shape of an MSc in Public Health. During this time he maintained his fulltime work within the fitness industry. Terry was invited to join the NHS Trusts Health Improvement Team, which afforded further opportunity to impact the lives of people within the local community through organised activities that encouraged healthy lifestyles and the prevention of ill health.

Example projects include smoking cessation interventions, the promotion of increased physical activity within minority groups and the provision of healthy lifestyles classes. Terry relocated to Edinburgh to join the Medical Technology Team at Edinburgh Napier University where his current role includes responding to communication from Health Professionals and the public in terms of medical devices development, liaising with key experts in the field of medical devices development and contributing to the multi-disciplinary teams focused on the creation of medical technologies that will enhance healthcare.

Lorenzo Chiari

Lorenzo graduated in 2015 with a Bsc Hons. (First class) in Product Design Engineering where his dissertation titled Customizable Games Controller was graded as one of the top 5% of dissertations within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University. Lorenzo is highly motivated and keen to channel his energy and develop his current knowledge and skills. These include Arduino programming, prototyping, computer aided design and polymer material and process design.

He is also committed to broadening his portfolio of interests through learning new skills such as the design and manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards. His passion for growing in engineering skill and innovation is demonstrated in his enthusiasm for his current intern position, and the opportunities it affords to find solutions to healthcare problems and apply knowledge and skill in order to enhance the lived experiences of patients and healthcare professionals. 

Cameron Perrie

Cameron graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2015 with a BDes Hons. in Product Design. In addition to this achievement he also won a gold star award In the Starpack student design competition, and was a finalist in the creative conscience awards 2015. During his time at University Cameron demonstrated his talent and ability by completing a number of successful projects spanning from concept art and packaging design to toy, furniture and consumer product design. Notably with his final year project, an interactive puzzle game focused on improving children’s confidence through the development of their motor skills, being publicised in a global toy design magazine called Toy News.

Working with an international team from Windesheim University of Applied sciences in The Netherlands he progressed a project for Philips during a six-month exchange programme opportunity. Following graduation Cameron was eager to begin working within the design industry. This began with work experience with Edinburgh Design firm I4 before taking up the position as intern within the Medical Technologies Team at Edinburgh Napier University. 

Cameron is keen to contribute to the ever expanding and vitally important field of medical technologies innovation and development work, with the view to establishing himself as a promising Product Designer.