I have been teaching practical engineering, physical science, technology and math for 7 years. Before that I spent 24 years as a design and development engineer in industry.
I like the students to learn mostly by doing, rather than listening to lectures or watching demonstrations. I set them a fun and exciting challenge and give them limitations and hints and tips, and they have to come up with solutions and actually build and test them and get them to work.
I won the 2015 Alastair Graham Bryce Award for inspiring and encouraging students towards a career in engineering. I also won the Worshipful Company of Engineers Stephenson Award 2016 for excellence in inspiring young people into engineering.
I did my first degree in engineering at Cambridge University in the UK, and then an MSc in machine design at Cranfield University.
I am a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. As well as teaching students I run workshops for teachers and for engineers and scientists who then go into schools to run my activities.