Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
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I gained a first class mechanical engineering degree and PhD from Manchester University before embarking on a career in industry. Initially working as a noise and vibration engineer, I worked for Ricardo and Jaguar Cars. Typically, I worked on development projects to improve the sound of passenger cars, but was also involved in research to support the understanding of the objective factors that influence subjective reaction to noise.
I then broadened my role at Ricardo to encompass the development of novel technologies through funded and commercial research programmes, working to develop a wide range of technologies such as the use of plasma reforming to improve internal combustion engine fuel consumption, cryogenic engines and destructive testing of flywheels. I developed an interest in technology strategy, later becoming Head of Technology strategy for Ricardo.
In 2017, I joined the Advanced Engineering Centre as a Principal Research Fellow and am very much enjoying the challenge.
I am currently supporting a strategic workshop programme for Ricardo.