1996 Doctor in Philosophy, PhD, University of Liverpool
- Fluid Mud Modelling
2010 Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, CWEM
2010 Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, FICE
2002 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA
1997 Chartered Engineer, CEng
1997 Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, MCIWEM
I have 30 years experience as a Civil Engineer specializing in a wide range of hydraulic engineering applications. I have worked on sewer systems, rivers and river basins, coastal sedimentation, industrial processes, waste management and historical water engineering. More recently I have worked on railway permanent way and infrastructure, focusing on the UK Heritage Railway sector. I have in addition 20 years experience as a professional educator.
Current Research Interests
I am interested in the design of civil engineering systems for people - systems that provide vital services such as water and sanitation, or protect people's homes and livelihoods, but are designed in a way that fits in with people's culture, expectations and ways of doing things. In this, I focus mainly, but not exclusively, on applications in international development.
I have also developed a strong interest in heritage engineering - that is, understanding great engineering achievements of the past, as well as the engineering involved in preserving heritage for future generations.