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I have lectured on the Chemical & Extended Degree Programmes in Engineering at LSBU for over 28 years and was Course Director for 11 years. I have been a member of the Foundation Year Network for 10 years; this is my 6th on the executive committee and 5th as Honorary Treasurer. I was elected board member for the Engineering Professors’ Council in May 2019 and am on the their Engineering Education and Employability Skills committee. I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA and my research interests focus on WP, mature students, FY studies, student support and technical subjects across engineering.
Research interests: Fire and Explosions, Spontaneous Combustion, Combustion, Calorimetry, Pressure Vessel Design, Polymers and Carbonic Acid Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Academic pedagogy, widening participation, mature students, foundation year studies, student support and technical engineering subjects, particularly for foundation level university students.
Teaching specialties: Engineering Principles, Mathematics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Solid Mechanics.
I am an SFHEA and have over 28 years of teaching experience, considerable knowledge and understanding of HE and student-facing activities. I have been immersed in teaching, learning, course management, and planning across the engineering and applied science disciplines. I have had several quality roles and have previously been an external examiner at six HEIs. I have sat on many internal and external course programme validations and have had various committee and panel responsibilities.
My pedagogic experience spans delivery from foundation year to post-graduate level and hence I have an appreciation of the whole learning environment, student experience and challenges from many starting points.
I have carried out engineering consultancy in external materials testing, for hospital breathing apparatus manufacturers and worked as a contract mechanical designer in the high pressure gaseous pressure vessel design area, for the calorimetry field.
Chemical Engineering - BEng (Hons)
Chemical Engineering - MEng (Hons)
Chemical Engineering - BTEC HND
Chemical and Energy Engineering - BEng (Hons)
Chemical and Energy Engineering - MEng (Hons)
Science - Extended Degree Programme
NDT/DT and design of coffee machine components
Lube charts, recommending oil grades for the marine industry
CI Mains risk assessment and replacement with PE
Foundation Studies Programmes
King’s International Foundation Programme
HNC in Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses
Foundation leading to BSc Health Science Programme
Selling themselves short: How inclusive is the UCAS application process to non-traditional students?
Faulkner, S. and Dunn, R. (2021). Selling themselves short: How inclusive is the UCAS application process to non-traditional students? Journal of the Foundation Year Network. Volume 3, pp. 43-56.