I am the Founding Head of School of Engineering, Technology and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University. I am dyslexic and have 25 years' experience of being a University Academic in Engineering
I care passionately about making engineering inclusive and to benefit all society. I am an active advocate of our computing and engineering students and staff with local, national and international industry creating opportunities and supporting the career aspirations of our students and staff.
I like to challenge students to reach and stretch beyond their perceived potential, open their eyes to possibilities and how to overcome physical and metaphorical challenges.
My subject area is control and instrumentation engineering, materials and manufacturing engineering, and software engineering.
My engineering research has been in Artificial Intelligence solutions for the chemical engineering industry from automated control, to batch manufacturing schedules. I am an active engineering education researcher, proactively researching engineering education to be more inclusive and appropriate for today’s students, students of the future.