I am Principal Lecturer and the Engineering Academic Team Leader within the Faculty of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. After graduating from the University of Sunderland myself, with a BSc (Hons) Product Design with Management, I gained valuable experience as a Design Engineer within the tier 1 automotive supply chain, working directly for a variety of OEMs designing large scale injection moulded products and associated assemblies.
Further industrial experience includes supporting a diverse range of sectors as a consultant of digital tools for manufacturing organisations.
My specific expertise and interests lie in design, reverse engineering, 3D scanning and manufacturing processes. Since joining the academic team at the University of Sunderland, I have taught modules in the above areas as well as taking an active role in the academic leadership across the Engineering Faculty.
I have been in involved in the development, planning and teaching of a broad range of engineering modules and programmes at the University including:
Until recently I was also the Programme Leader for BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering.
I am Module Leader for level 6 design modules on both the Mechanical and Automotive engineering programmes.
I take an active role in overseeing the ongoing accreditation process of the BEng suite of programmes with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, (IET).Recently, I also successfully secured funding from HEFCE to allow the development of an Engineering Masters Conversion Programme at the University.
I am a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Last updated 03 September 2018