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Roger did his first degree at Sheffield City Polytechnic and his post-graduate study, a PhD was in glass manufacture at Sheffield Hallam University. 

He joined Northumbria in 1994 to undertake research into glass manufacture specifically aspects related to heat transfer, fluid flow and forming processes. Roger took up a lecturing role in 1998 and was awarded a personal Teaching Fellowship in recognition of research into engineering education in 2006.

Roger is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering teaching on the Mechanical Engineering MEng and MSc programmes. He is currently responsible for the preparation for engineering programmes submission to the Teaching Excellence Framework

Roger’s research supervision covers the areas of engineering education, manufacturing processes and glass technology with 14 students being awarded their PhDs.

As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Staff and Education Development Association Roger has delivered educational development workshops at many HEIs in the UK and Overseas.

Supporting the Society of Glass Technology as a Fellow, Member of Council, Roger served as the Society’s President from 2012 to 2014.

Roger is currently the Deputy Chair of the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PGCE

1 Aug 1994 → …

Award Date: 1 Aug 1994

Engineering, PhD

1 Aug 1994 → …

Award Date: 1 Aug 1994

Engineering, BEng (Hons)

30 Jun 1991 → …

Award Date: 30 Jun 1991


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