People

On this page you will find details of some of the key activists in engineering education in the UK.

Professor Robin Clark
 

Following a 14 year career working in industry as both an engineer and manager, Robin joined Aston University in 2003 and has developed a creative teaching practice that in 2007 resulted in the award of a National Teaching Fellowship. Robin’s research focus is on Engineering Education and he has built a strong research capability at …

Professor Kel Fidler CEng HonFIET FREng
 

Professor Kel Fidler has an engineering academic background.  He was Head of Engineering Departments at Essex University, The Open University, and The University of York.  He has extensive experience of working with industry in the area of Electronics.  At York he also served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.  His last post before retirement was as …

Professor John Mitchell
 

John Mitchell is Professor of Communications Systems Engineering in the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and Vice-Dean (Education) in the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences. He is Co-Director of UCL’s Centre for Engineering Education and has previously led a major curriculum review and development project across the Engineering faculty which created the Integrated …

Professor Anthony Finkelstein CBE FREng
 

Anthony Finkelstein CBE FREng is a Chief Scientific Adviser in HM Government. He was formerly Dean of Engineering at UCL. He is a passionate advocate for innovation in the engineering curriculum and for developing models of delivery that stimulate, engage and excite students. He believes that the continuing work for a more diverse engineering profession …

Professor John Perkins CBE FREng
 

Professor John Perkins CBE FREng is an honorary professor at the University of Manchester having served as Vice President and Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences there. He is a past President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and a former Vice President of the Academy. Until recently a Chief Scientific Adviser to Government, John …

Dr Ruth Graham
 

Dr Ruth Graham is an independent consultant in engineering education and entrepreneurship. Her work is focused on supporting university-based change across the world and helping to equip engineering graduates to solve the complex challenges of the 21st century. Recent and current clients include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Royal Academy of Engineering, University College …