“Lesley is a fine designer and a diligent researcher who has seamlessly married these two skills in the now extremely important and growing areas of accessibility and people-centred design. She has a real passion to promote her unique knowledge in this area by turning to teaching for which she has enormous talent.”
Seaton Baxter OBE, Emeritus Professor

“Dr. McIntyre’s undergraduate and post-graduate degrees are in the discipline of Architecture. On completion of her PhD, she took a brave decision to work within the discipline of Computing in order to advance her research. To the SiDE team, she brought with her the core idea for the BESiDE project which has been awarded a significant amount of funding. For someone, so early in her career – this is evidence of academic and research excellence, rigour and uniqueness.”

Professor Edward Steinfeld,  Director, IDEA Center, University at Buffalo



Dr Jo-anne Bichard, Senior Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art.

“From the outset Lesley has demonstrated good design flair and ability, potential which I feel her time in practice had helped develop. Her confidence has increased. Lesley mixes well in the office at all levels and will continue to develop her skills of CAD, freehand sketching and construction detailing.”
Ivan Murdoch, Director of W&M Given Architects

“Lesley is strongly self-motivated and has exhibited an accomplished design imagination to supplement her strong commitment to improving the aesthetic and pragmatic experience of the built environment.  She has all the skills and attributes, experience and motivation, and above all, enthusiasm to set her up well for a position of teaching and research.”
Professor Simon Unwin 

” Throughout my PhD Lesley was always there for advice and support, especially during the really hard times. She was a great help when I was trying to figure out the methodology which grounded my whole study.”
Dr Chris Norval, PhD Researcher 


“Lesley has proved herself to be capable, adaptable and proficient, with an ability to complete tasks and projects with minimum supervision and instruction.  

She is confident, outgoing and works well with other staff in a team environment.”

Mark Lennox, Senior Partner of W&M Architects

“From my experience of working with Lesley, she has brought both enthusiasm and direction to her research. She has demonstrated a continuity of conceptual thought by engaging with the world around her, especially in relation to people.”

Mark O’Connor, Architect and Studio Tutor

“This type of expert consultation has had a direct impact on design practice with one Associate Architect stating: ‘This approach is in stark contrast to the prescriptive ‘solutions’ that prevail in current practice.’

Gerry Farquar, Associate Architect