Debi Roberts

Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer – Transport Engineering
Course Leader – Automotive
Engineering Projects Coordinator
IMechE Academic Liaison Officer

About Me

Having worked in Civil Engineering for a time alongside her degree studies, Debi returned to the University as a part time Lecturer in 2008. In 2013, she became a full-time member of staff taking on responsibility for the Automotive courses. She currently coordinates the Engineering projects for the Department.

Qualifications

 

  • 2007 BSc(Hons) Aeronautical Design Technology, Staffordshire University
  • 2009 MSc Automotive Engineering, Staffordshire University
  • 2012 PgCert Higher and Professional Education (PgCHPE), Staffordshire University 
     

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Chartered Engineer

  • Member of the IMechE and IET

  • STEM Ambassador

Expertise

Debi has a keen interest in Automotive and Aeronautical Aerodynamics, Engine Design and Engineering History (Automotive and Aeronautical) especially that of Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd. She is part of the Boulton Paul Heritage Project and as such was part of the team to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2012. The changing landscape of Automotive Engineering means she has branched out to investigate the areas of autonomous, connected and future automotive engineering.

Research Interests


Debi’s research interests include Automotive and Aeronautical topics, mostly Aerodynamics and Engine related areas branching out into Autonomous and Future Automotive. Alongside this she volunteers as part of the Boulton Paul Heritage Project to preserve their Aviation History and Heritage.

Selected Publications

Article “Careers in Motorsport Field’ published in the Deccan Herald Education section in Bangalore
10 November 2016 http://www.deccanherald.com/content/580240/careers-motorsport-field.html

Current Teaching


 Debi currently leads a series of modules relevant to the areas of Automotive and Aeronautical Aerodynamics, Engine Design and Transportation.

Contact

Debi Roberts
Department of Engineering and Design (Transport Engineering)
School of Creative Arts and Engineering
Staffordshire University
Mellor Building
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2DE
t: +44 (0) 1785 353435
e: d.m.whitehouse@staffs.ac.uk