Jump to accessibility statement Skip to content

Derek Dixon

Home / About / Academic staff profiles / Engineering / Derek Dixon

Senior Lecturer in Engineering

I began my career as a Maintenance Technician and further developed my industrial experience as an Engineer within the manufacturing sector. This included roles within product design and process engineering. Following this, I spent a number of years within the education sector. This included roles in lecturing, pedagogical development and department management.

Currently, I am in the final stages of completing my PhD in Engineering Maintenance.

Teaching and supervision

I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MEng Mechanical Engineering. I currently teach:
  • Engineering Mechanics at stage 2 (Module Leader) and stage 3
  • Advanced Maintenance Practices
  • Final year Project (Module Leader)


My research is focused on the effectiveness of advanced maintenance strategies within a given manufacturing environment. This includes:
  • Industrial context
  • The human element
  • Organisational culture
  • Enabling and inhibiting factors for effective maintenance performance


Number of items: 7.


Dixon, Derek, Robson, Kenneth and Baglee, David (2019) The development of a maintenance gap analysis tool for use within the automotive supply chain: A case study perspective. International Journal of COMADEM. ISSN 1363-7681 (In Press)

Knowles, Michael and Dixon, Derek (2016) Guidance Techniques to Improve Student Engagement in Critical Reflection Regarding the Preparation of Technical Reports. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 5 (1). ISSN 2047- 9476

Burn, Kevin, Robinson, Evan and Dixon, Derek (2014) Introducing fundamental concepts of control: A case study in robot force control. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 42 (4). pp. 320-339. ISSN 2050-4586

Conference or Workshop Item

Dixon, Derek, Robson, Kenneth, Baglee, David and Wheatley, Alan (2017) The Role of Cultural Development When Improving Maintenance Practice in the Automotive Supply Chain. In: COMADEM 2017, 10th July - 13th July 2017, Preston, United Kingdom.

Dixon, Derek, Baglee, David, Robson, Kenneth and Sharma, Pankaj (2016) An Identification of the Enabling Factors for the Development of a Unified Approach to Maintenance Strategy Development within the Automotive Supply Chain. In: InCoME 2016, 30-31 Aug 2016, University of Manchester.

Dixon, Derek, Robson, Kenneth, Wheatley, Alan and Baglee, David (2015) Improving automotive supply chain performance through maintenance strategy development. In: EuroMaintenance 2016, 30 May-1 June 2016, Athens, Greece.

Knowles, Michael and Dixon, Derek (2015) Student Engagement in Final Year Independent Project Work. In: Three Rivers Learning and Teaching Conference: Student Engagement, 27 Mar 2015, St Peter's Campus, University of Sunderland, UK.

This list was generated on Sat Jun 6 14:23:15 2020 BST.
  • Advanced Maintenance Strategies and their role within a manufacturing environment
  • The importance of the human element as an enabling factor for modern maintenance practices

Last updated 07 January 2020

ReciteMe accessibility toolbar button