School Executive Board Member
Theme Leader for Research Group marineNewcastle
Leader of the Sustainable Shipping and Marine Engineering Research Group (SSMERG)
Chair of Board of Studies
Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Member of Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee
Chair and Member of Student Disciplinary Committee
Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council, UK
Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng), Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST)
2005 PhD, University of Southampton
2000 BEng Marine Technology, with honours in Naval Architecture, Class I, Newcastle University
1995 Higher National Diploma Marine Technology (Engineering)
1993 National Diploma Marine Technology (Engineering)
Research Fellow, Ship Science, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton
Dual Merchant Navy Officer (Engine Room and Deck)
Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST)
Member Royal Institution of Naval Architects (MRINA)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
SETNET Science and Engineering Ambassador
The Stanley Grey Fellowship (IMarEST)
The Froude Scholarship for Hydrodynamics (RINA)
Mechanical and thermal marine engineering systems, including those applied to ship stabilisation and autonomous under water vehicles.
Abnormal or rogue waves and their effects on marine structures including experimental methods for the generation of freak waves in model test tanks.
Drag reduction and resistance testing of material properties.
Merchant Navy Marine Engineer
Investigation into the effects of rogue and freak waves on marine structures, (DSTL funded).
EPSRC proposal in preparation for: Nature in Engineering for Moitoring the Oceans - using marine bioinspiration for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems.
Freak Wave work package leader in the Lloyd's Register University Technology Centre in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton.
The Stanley Grey Fellowship (Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, IMarEST)
The Froude Scholarship for Hydrodynamics (The Royal Institute of Naval Architects, RINA)
Project designing a test facility and testing drag reduction materials for DSTL/QinetiQ.
Review of air-independent propulsion for AUVs as part of a MoD and Subsea7 project at the National Oceanography Centre.
Ride control systems for fast craft for FBM Babcocks (marine), Engineering Doctorate Programme.
RIB hydrodynamics for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Engineering Doctorate Programme.
Marine Engineering Science I (MAR1006) Module Leader
Marine Engineering Science II (MAR2003) Module Leader
Previous Teaching Duties:
Ship Resistance and Propulsion
Ship Science Induction Programme
Royal Academy of Engineering, Headstart, Engineering Summer School
The project "The effects of abnormal waves in tidal races on yachts and small craft" (Sally Denchfield) - Awarded the Lloyd's Register, best marine technology student, jugded by the IMarEST, at the 2006 Science, Engineering and Technology awards.
Other project topics include:
Gyroscopic stabilisation for ships and fast craft
Rogue and freak wave modelling and their effects on marine structures
Wind assisted propulsion for large commercial ships
Previous Teaching Duties:
Marine plant condition monitoring
EngD Ride control systems for fast craft and RIB Hydrodynamics
PhD Control systems for AUV intervention operations