Martin Fiddler


I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering within the School of Creative Arts and Engineering and course leader for the BEng(Hons) Aeronautical Engineering degree.

I am the Admissions Tutor for the Department of Engineering undergraduate and postgraduate courses, making the final decision on whether applicants can join us

I undertake international student recruitment, usually in India, and give guest lectures there two or three times a year.

I am the Branch Secretary of the lecturers' union UCU.

About Me

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.


  • BSc(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

  • MSc in Computer Aided Engineering

  • LLM in progress 


Professional Memberships

  • Eng – Chartered Engineer

  • MRAeS – Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society

  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • JP – Justice of the Peace (Magistrate) 


  • 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 Activities

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

Current 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


Martin Fiddler
Staffordshire University
Mellor Building
College Road
t: +44 (0)1785 353557
m: +44 (0)7804080603
twitter: @MartinFiddler