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I am currently the Head of Group of Mechanical Engineering + Design at Aston and also head the Mechanical Engineering family of undergraduate programmes.
I am actively involved in the development of new approaches to engineering education and am an active collaborator in the global CDIO initiative.
I joined Aston University in January 2009, having previously been the course director of the Mechanical Engineering course at the University of Dundee.
In my time at Dundee I was involved in not only the Mechanical Engineering programme but I also set up a joint Product Design degree with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
Currently I am the course director for the Mechanical Engineering family of Undergraduate degrees. My main teaching interests are in design and smart systems technology. I am module leader for :
ME1501 : Design & ExperimentationME2045 : Solid MechanicsME2502 : Design & Engineering for IndustryME3070 : Solid Mechanics & Finite Element Analysis
I am also involved in student project work at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.
My research interest relate to both pedagogy of engineering education and also biomedical engineering.
Within engineering education I am particularly interested in active learning approaches, workspace design and innovative assessment methodologies.
I also have a strong interest in biomedical engineering. In particular I am very keen to examine human factors and safety issues within healthcare technology.
Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to :
I am always very keen to hear from possible PhD students interested in doing research in these areas. Please feel free to discuss possible projects.
EPSRC : Suture safety and integrity equipment (EP/D003040/1)KTP : Safety related issues in the design of offshore pumping units (KTP 348)Photo-activated disinfection : Scottish Optoelectronics Forum (TTOM initiative)
Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for whom I also sit on their Academic Assessment Committee. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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