Supervisor of the Mechanical Engineering Services Workshop.
Member of the Departmental Health & Safety Committee.
MSc (Design and Construction of a Wide Field Polarimeter)
BEng. Mechanical Engineering
HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering.
ONC in Mechanical and Production Engineering.
I joined Durham University, within the Main workshop of the Department of Physics in 1986, as a trainee technician. After a period of training, and day release study at New College Durham, I became a qualified technician in 1989.
I continued my studies, day release at Northumbria University (Newcastle Polytechnic), where I achieved a 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering.
I completed a MSc within the Polarimetry Group, supervised by Dr S M Scarrott.
In 1998/99, the two mechanical workshops within the department were amalgamated, at which time I was promoted to deputy workshop supervisor.
I became workshop supervisor in 2011, with responsibility for running the workshop, organising work flow, ordering materials and components, and discussing work with users of the service.
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