School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Simon Blake

Senior Research Associate


Simon is a researcher into Power Systems, with particular interest in measuring and mitigating distribution network risk. He gained a PhD in that topic from Durham University in 2010, and worked with distribution network operator Northern Powergrid in a knowledge transfer partnership from 2010-2013. He is currently Senior Research Associate in the Power Systems team at EEE, with a wide range of research interests.


Simon is a member of the Electrical Power research group.

Research Interests

  • Power Systems
  • Measuring and mitigating distribution network risk
  • Rural electrical networks
  • Community-based demand side response


Simon Blake is course director of the MSc in Power Distribution Engineering, delivered in both full-time and part-time modes.