I am Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at UWE Bristol. A mathematician by training I have spent nearly 30 years in the university environment at a range of different universities in the UK and overseas (Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Auckland, Bristol and now UWE Bristol). This has included teaching, research and consultancy and, for the last 15 years, management. As Head of Department for Engineering Design and Maths at UWE Bristol for 8 years I developed a very strong interest in engineering education and how we can prepare our engineering undergraduates better for the world of work. I also have a strong interest in increasing diversity in those studying and working in STEM subjects.
Externally, I was a member of the EPC Task and Finish group responding to Prof John Perkins’ Review of Engineering Skills in 2013-14 and am a current member of the EPC Committee on Engineering Education, Employability and Skills (EEES). I am also Vice President of the London Mathematical Society and am on the Council of the Institute of Maths and its Applications.