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Alison Hodge, MBE

Professor

    1977 …2018
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    Personal profile

    General

    My initial activity at Aston University was to develop a new high level masters programme. This new qualification aims to transform experienced managers in engineering into influential and respected leaders with the personal and technical expertise to address global business challenges, with integrity, in a resource limited world. More broadly, I am considering the development of engineering leadership with employers of engineers and users of our science and engineering knowledge.

    Before joining Aston University, my career included pioneering research, management of applied research in the  physical sciences and senior company strategic leadership roles. I managed projects and  led departments of up to 230 staff through significant change programmes. My work was in collaboration with a wide range of government organisations and companies, as well as academic and professional institutions.

    Employment

    • Programme Developer, Aston University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Birmingham
    • University Partnerships Director, QinetiQ
    • Head of External Liaison, Sensors & Electronics Division, QinetiQ
    • Head of Radar Department, QinetiQ
    • Department Head in a series of departments, Ministry of Defence, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, Malvern
    • Research Scientist, Team Leader, Resource Manager, Project Manager, Ministry of Defence, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment and Defence Research Agency
    • Attachée de Recherche, Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules,  CNRS, Strasbourg, France
    • Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University of Reading, Physics Department

    Qualifications

    • PhD Physics University of Reading
    • BSc (Hons) Physics with Subsidiary Mathematics, University of Reading
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Higher Education, Aston University

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Fellow of the Institute of Physics
    • Chartered Physicist
    • Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology
    • Chartered Engineer
    • Eur Ing Registration
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • Fellow of Women's Engineering Society

    Responsibilities

    External responsibilities have included:

    • University of Reading – Member of Council
    • University of Bristol – Systems Centre Advisory Panel Member
    • Manchester Metropolitan University, Electronic Engineering Department – External Advisor
    • HEFCE REF 2014 Panel member B13, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, metallurgy and materials
    • HEFCE Strategic Advisory Group member
    • EPSRC Peer Review College Member
    • EPSRC - User Panel Interim Chairman and Council Member
    • Institution of Engineering and Technology - Council Member
    • Institute of Physics - Council Member
    • STEM Ambassador
    • External Examiner in  Physics, Aberystwyth University
    • External Advisory Panel Member, Institute of Mathematics and Physics
    • CBI ICARG (Inter-Company Academic Relations Group) - Chairman

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    Silicon Chemical Compounds
    silicon Physics & Astronomy
    sapphire Physics & Astronomy
    Sapphire Engineering & Materials Science
    Polyethylenes Engineering & Materials Science
    Aluminum Oxide Chemical Compounds
    Polyethylene Chemical Compounds
    ellipsometry Physics & Astronomy

    Research Output 1977 2018

    Lasting first impressions

    Hodge, A., 1 Sep 2018, In : Physics World. 31, 9, p. 21 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Counting on jobs for physicists

    Hodge, A., 1 May 2011, In : Physics World. 24, 5, p. 20-21 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Spin dependent photoconductivity in silicon-on-sapphire

    Barklie, R. C., Raifeartaigh, C. O., Bradley, L. & Hodge, A. M., 1994, Defects in semiconductors 17. Heinrich, H. & Jantsch, W. (eds.). Pfaffikon (CH): Trans Tech Publications, Vol. Part 1. p. 195-200 6 p. (Materials science forum; vol. 143-144).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    photoconductivity
    sapphire
    silicon
    vapor deposition
    microwave frequencies

    Prizes

    FWES

    Alison Hodge (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Election to learned society

    FHEA

    Alison Hodge (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Activities 1990 2015

    Member of Corporation

    Alison Hodge (Advisor)
    Oct 2015Oct 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Trustee

    Alison Hodge (Advisor)
    Oct 2015Oct 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    External Advisory Board Member of Quantum Technologies Hub (External organisation)

    Alison Hodge (Member)
    Oct 2015Sep 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

    Member of Board of Governors

    Alison Hodge (Advisor)
    Oct 2014Oct 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    REF 2014 (Event)

    Alison Hodge (Peer reviewer)
    Jan 2014Jul 2014

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review