School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Naylor

Research Associate


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Andrew conducted his PhD research in the field of wood machining in collaboration with SNA Europe (the manufacturers of BAHCO® handsaws). Upon completing his PhD studies he took a sabbatical from academia, working instead as a development engineer for British Engines. After leaving this post he returned to academia working as a research associate within the school and is now a lecturer. As well teaching at the Newcastle campus, he is also affiliated with the Mechanical Design and Manufacturing BEng programme taught at Newcastle University International Singapore.


PhD, Northumbria University, UK

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Northumbria University, UK


Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Chartered Engineer


2012: Awarded the prize for best doctoral paper at the 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13 September

2012 (and again in 2015): Awarded the Thomas Andrew Common Prize by the IMechE 


Research Interests
  • The machinability of heterogeneous, anisotropic materials (wood, bone, rock etc.).
  • Testing and evaluation of artificial joint prostheses.
  • Pedagogy and Andragogy.