Martin Fiddler

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Before working at the university, I worked at Lucas Aerospace in Wolverhampton as a graduate apprentice, then as an aircraft design engineer.

I used to fly light aircraft and have flown solo, and have also flown gliders I enjoy travel and have been to over 100 countries.

I am a magistrate on the Wolverhampton Bench and a School Governor of Weston Road Academy Trust in Stafford.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Eng – Chartered Engineer

  • MRAeS – Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society

  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • JP – Justice of the Peace (Magistrate)

Academic qualifications

  • BSc(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

  • MSc in Computer Aided Engineering

  • LLM in progress

Expertise

  • Aircraft flight

  • Pilot fatigue and error

  • Mechanisms of lift and drag

  • Aircraft propulsion systems

  • Air crash analysis and investigation

  • Supersonic flight

  • Human factors

  • Flight deck design

  • Operational procedures.

I have an Advanced Type Rating on the Boeing 737 aircraft simulator and instruct student pilots on a commercial B737 simulator. I also have an Multi engine Type rating obtained on a Piper Seneca simulator.

Enterprise and commercial interests

I am regularly asked to comment on air crashes and incidents on the radio.

Teaching

Level 3

  • Engineering and Technology Applications

Level 4

  • Introduction to Flight D/L

  • Professional Development and Engineering Applications

Level 5

  • Aeronautical Principles

  • Forensic Crash Investigation and Measurement

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles D/L

Level 6

  • Advanced Flight Technology

  • Applied Aeronautical Principles

  • UAV Design and Synthetic Flight

  • Pilot Studies

  • Advanced Flight D/L

Level 7

  • Advanced Propulsion Systems

  • Advanced Aeronautics

  • Advanced Aeronautical

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020