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Steve Cullen

Steve Cullen
MSc (Design Innovation), PGrad Cert (Innovation & Entrepreneurship), Dip (Int. Architecture).
Ophthalmology Team

Steve is a designer. He has always had a curiosity for learning and making and passion for developing innovative solutions to improve people’s quality of life.
He has an interest in understanding how design affects people’s interaction with their environment, how this interaction fits within overall systems and how exposing elements of these interactions opens opportunities for innovation. Since graduating as an Interior Architect in 1996, Steve has spent over 20 years in design and project management roles in the areas of product, spatial and service design, initially within the building design industry and subsequently focusing on the health and wellness sector. Most recently managing a design company which he co-founded, focusing primarily on designing and developing a device that uses rhythm to help people control anxiety.
In 2015, Steve graduated with first class honours from Maynooth University, with an MSc in Design Innovation. The focus of his thesis research was an Approach to User Interface Design for People with Parkinson’s Disease.
In 2015 Steve also secured a position working with the Clinical Investigation Center in Montpellier University Hospital, working on the design of a gait training technology for people with Parkinson’s disease. He subsequently co-wrote and published a paper on the work.
Steve has completed a number of start-up accelerator programs and has also been awarded a PGrad Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from UCD. Steve is very much a user centered designer with a focus on finding innovative solutions through products, space and services that make a difference.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family & friends and all things creative.
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