David Foord

Assistant Professor

Management, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 342

Fredericton

david.foord@unb.ca
1 506 292 7411



Dr. Foord is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Management at the University of New Brunswick. His research experience is in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship, science and technology studies and history of science and technology.

He has professional experience since 1993 in technology and innovation management. Dr. Foord has a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from the University of New Brunswick, a bachelor of laws degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts (history) from Campion College at the University of Regina.

UNB academic affiliations

  • Member, Emera and NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies
  • Affiliated Member, Canadian Institute of Cybersecurity
  • Member, Interdisciplinary Studies Advisory Group
  • Member of the Graduate School in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Graduate School Teaching Associate, School of Graduate Studies

Selected publications

Kyberd, P. and Foord, D. (2020). Making Hands: The Design and Use of Prosthetic Arms. Elsevier Press. (Contracted)

Foord, D., Kealey, H and McLaughlin, J. (2020). New Brunswick: Beyond the family compact. In Castle, D. & Phillips, P. Science and Innovation Policy in the Provinces. University of Toronto Press. (Contracted)

Foord, D. & McLaughlin, J. (2019). Embedded research in energy innovation: An examination of cases and theories of knowledge creation for power generation and lighting technologies. Energy Research & Social Science.

Foord, D. & Kyberd, P. (2016). Ideas and networks: The rise and fall of research bodies for powered artificial arms in America and Canada, 1945-1977. Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine / Scientia Canadensis : revue canadienne d'histoire des sciences, des techniques et de la médecine.

Foord, D. & Kyberd, P. (2015). From design to research: upper limb prosthetic research and development in Canada, 1960-2000. Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine / Scientia Canadensis : revue canadienne d'histoire des sciences, des techniques et de la médecine.

Foord, D. & McLaughlin, J. (2009). Research and development-based productivity indicators. In Boudreau, M., Toner, P., & Tremblay, T. Exploring the Dimensions of Self Sufficiency (pp. 58-73). New Brunswick and Atlantic Studies Research and Development Centre.