I have worked in the UK and the USA as both an engineer and manager during a 14 year career in industry.
On joining Aston University in 2003, I took a lead role in developing the School of Engineering and Applied Science MSc in Engineering Management (accredited by the Chartered Management Institute). Using experience gained in the nuclear and rail industries, I haves developed a creative teaching practice that in 2007 resulted in the award of a National Teaching Fellowship.
Although engaged in research in the engineering and management fields, most recently as a co-director of Aston’s Centre for Project Management Practice (ESRC supported), I am now focussing on Learning and Teaching and building a strong research capability at Aston focused on Engineering Education. I am on the editorial boards of JEE and EJEE and a member of the UK, European and International working groups focused on Engineering Education Research. I am a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE.