I am leading the design, development and implementation of TEDI-London’s academic programme and student experience.
Nationally I am Vice-President/President-elect of the Engineering Professors’ Council and chair of the Engineering Education, Employability and Skills Committee. This includes playing a leading role in the EPC/IET New Approaches to Engineering Higher Education initiative and leading on a high profile policy paper for successful degree apprenticeships.
Previously Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing (Kingston University), I led the revitalising of learning and teaching across engineering, computer science and mathematics – focussing on ‘learning through doing’.
As part of this, I worked with a group of employers to develop a new apprenticeship standard – establishing the university’s initial Degree Apprenticeship programme.
Prior to this, as Head of the School of Chemical Engineering and AnalyticaI Science (University of Manchester) I attained and sustained global top 25 status (QS World Rankings), a top 3 position in the UK in REF 2014 and an Athena SWAN Silver Award – reflecting embedding a culture that nurtures and supports all staff and students in attaining their aspirations.
I also led on establishing collaborative partnerships with industry, as well as creating and establishing a national academic chemical engineering community.
I am a chartered engineer as well as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.