• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Research Interests

    My current research interests include the learning and teaching of engineering mathematics, the psychology of learning mathematics and the application of active learninng paradigms in engineering education.

    Teaching Activity

    Undergraduate modules

    • Engineering Mathematics (ME11EM)
    • Design and Experimentation (ME1501)

    Postgraduate modules

    • Engineering Analysis (SE4022)
    • Practical Numerical Methods (ME4510)


    Administrative Roles

    • Chair of Academic Assembly.
    • Lead on Outreach activities for Mechanical Engineering and Design.
    • Convenor for Engineering Mathematics, UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network.


    • 2017 – Present Lecturer Engineering Mathematics/Statistics.
    • 2016 – 2017       Director Aston University Foundation Centre
    • 2010 – 2016       Director Engineering and Science Foundation Programmes.
    • 2008– 2010       Learning Development Advisor (Mathematics), Aston University.     
    • 2006 – 2008       Secondment to University of Plymouth, HELP-CETL.

    • 2003 – 2006       Wireless Applications Project Leader. Cornwall College.



    • Design Navigator.  Advise colleagues on the design and implementation of new programmes of study.
    • RITE programme (HEA trecognition programme) panel member and mentor.

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Plymouth University


    Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

    MA, University of Exeter


    Award Date: 27 Jun 2003

    PG Cert, University of Exeter


    Award Date: 28 Jun 1996



    Award Date: 30 Jun 1995

    External positions

    Member, OCR Mathematics Consultative Committee

    SEFI Mathematics and Engineering Working Group


    • LB2300 Higher Education


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