Dr. Andrea Hemmerich – Faculty of Engineering
Andrea Hemmerich

Dr. Andrea Hemmerich


Human-centred design, biomedical engineering, global health and engineering
  • Sessional Faculty Member

    Faculty of Engineering


Dr. Andrea Hemmerich is a Sessional Faculty Member in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster University where she teaches graduate courses in Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Queen’s University and continues to collaborate on investigations into the benefits of upright maternal positioning in childbirth for which she was previously awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research extends across engineering, health and wellness, and international development fields, and has included maternal health studies, orthopaedic applications, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) system design in Africa and South Asia. Andrea’s priorities are to create opportunities for social change through a human-centred approach to design and innovation.