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Key Experience:

As Director of the Automotive Safety Centre for thirteen years I have been in charge of the Birmingham section of the Co-operative Crash Injury Study (CCIS) financed by the DfT and a consortium of motor vehicle manufacturers.  I have also been involved in successive European projects involving pedestrian injuries. I am a member of the Parliamentary advisory Committee on Transport Safety (PACTS), and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).

To date holder of 26 research contracts from EPSRC, DfT and EU, value £5.75m.

Professional History:

1965-67         Project Engineer, Clarkson International

1971-73         Chubb Res. Fellow, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Birmingham

1973-85         Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham

1985-89          Senior Lecturer, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham

1989 on         Jaguar Professor of Automotive Engineering, School of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham

1990-92         Director of Research, School of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering

1992-93         Director, Automotive Engineering Centre, School of  Man. & Mech. Engineering

1993-97          Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Man. & Mech. Engineering

1997-on         Director of Automotive Safety Centre, School of Man. & Mech. Engineering

2001-04         Head of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University of Birmingham

2004 on         Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham

2006 on         University of Birmingham Foundation Fellow

2007 on         Visiting Professor of Automotive Safety, Coventry University    


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Chartered Engineer CEng 1981

Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1987)

Fellow of the Institute of Materials (1995)


MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER BODIES

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member ITMA

Member of Engineering Integrity Society (EIS)

Affiliate Member, Institute of Physics

Member of the Engineering Professors Council Executive



CURRENT EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES

External Examiner Mechanical Engineering MSc Northumbria University 2003 on

Chief External Examiner Caledonian College of Engineering Muscat Oman 2003 on

Chairman Professors and Heads of Mechanical Engineering 2005 on
Chairman of the Birmingham Centre of the Automotive Division of IMechE 2002 on
Chairman of the International  Working Group  of EPC 2007 on

Assessor United Nations Development Project 2007 on

Assessor HEA National Teaching Fellowships Scheme 2008

EDITORIAL BOARDS

Proc IMechE Journal of Materials: Design & Applications

Journal of Materials Processing Technology (Elsevier)

Journal of Research, University of Mauritius

Reviewer:  J Applied Mechanics ASME, Int. J Mechanical Sciences.

158 publications in total

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