School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr John Appleby

Head of School


Roles and Responsibilities

Head of School


BA/MA Mathematics, University of Cambridge
PhD Mathematics, University of Leeds


Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Chartered Engineer

Informal Interests

UCU Committee, Chaplaincy Local Advisory Group, politics and current affairs, reading, folk music/dancing, hill walking, Church of England (member of General Synod)


Research Interests

Mathematical Education, Electrical Impedance Tomography, Fluid Dynamics

Esteem Indicators

External Examiner, Birmingham University Foundation Year 2000/3
Consultant to Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore 1999/2000
Awarded the C Oswald George prize of the Royal Statistical Society 1998 for an article: 'BUSTLE - a bus scheduling simulation. Teaching Statistics, 20, 77-80.'
Member University Senate
Former member University Council
Former President, Newcastle AUT (UCU)


Undergraduate Teaching

Foundation Year mathematics SFY0003, SFY0004
Stage 1 Engineering mathematics ENG1001
Stage 2 Strength of Materials/Finite Elements MEC2009, Eng Maths with Applications ENG2010
Stage 3/MSc Finite Element analysis ENG3002