He is a design activist, photographer and Professor Emeritus of the Royal College of Art, London. He is also an adviser to the Helen Hamlyn Centre, which he co-founded with Jeremy Myerson in 1999.
The Helen Hamlyn Centre builds on the internationally respected DesignAge programme, which Roger directed from its launch in 1991. In 1994 he established a European network specialising in design and ageing, and in 1995 the RCA was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of his work.
In 2004/5 he played a leading role in drafting British Standard BS7000-6 (2005) on inclusive design management.
Roger is also as a member of the Council of the International Association for Universal Design and works as a chairman IAUD Selection commitee ( both Japan).