Professor Colin Turner is the immediate past President of the EPC and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Ulster University. He previously served as the Director for the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice, and as Interim Dean for Learning Enhancement in the first fifteen months of the COVID-19 pandemic as Ulster’s senior officer for learning and teaching. He was Head of the School of Engineering from 2010 to 2018 and was appointed as Professor of Engineering Education in 2013.

Colin obtained his degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics and his PhD in Pure Mathematics from Queen’s University Belfast in 1993 and 1997.  His teaching interests are Engineering Mathematics, Reliability theory and Software development for Engineers – and in reforming curricula to improve retention, while building student led initiatives to transform student learning. He has experience in designing and building enterprise software solutions for learning support with national impact, especially in the area of employability. His research interests include the applications of engineering and mathematics to cardiovascular medicine, including the detection of myocardial infarction and other arrythmias through analysis of ECG data and inverse potential models.

Professor Turner is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), a Fellow of the Institution of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA), a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) a National Teaching Fellow (NTF) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng). He has served as a board member for the EPC since April 2013. He is a member of the advisory group of Learned Societies and Professional Bodies for the All-Party Group for Science and Technology at the Northern Ireland Assembly and an Executive Committee member and Trustee for ASET, the UK body for placement professionals.