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)
Pilot fatigue and error
Mechanisms of lift and drag
Aircraft propulsion systems
Air crash analysis and investigation
Flight deck design
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.
Advanced Flight Technology
Applied Aeronautical Principles
UAV Design and Synthetic Flight
Advanced Flight D/L