• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    Personal profile


    I am an engineering educator with experience working across different levels within the UK education system, in addition I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with leadership and research expertise.

    I am an experienced Teaching Fellow and engineering education researcher working within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University.

    Having gained a masters degree in mechanical engineering I started working as an engineering research student and became involved with Outreach.  I soon realised that I loved the challenges and rewards of working in education.  Since then I have worked with many individuals and groups to promote engineering as a freelance STEM communicator and education consultant whilst I studies for my PhD.  I gained my PhD in Engineering Education from Aston University in 2019, after undertaking this as a part-time student.

    After graduation, I started working as a Teaching Fellow at Aston University.  In this role I am involved in all aspects of teaching Mechanical Science to Foundation Programme students, as well as being involved with the teaching of Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students using CDIO.  

    I have also led research projects, focusing on student support and Education for Sustainable Development.

    As a Programme Director I am responsible for the delivery and future planning of the Engineering and Applied Science Foundation Programme.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE).

    I am a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).


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