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Durham University

Department of Physics

Staff profile

Mr Malcolm Robertshaw

Technician in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43582
Room number: 37

(email at

Responsibilities within department

To develop and construct complex and precision apparatus for teaching and research; to provide mechanical engineering support to teaching laboratories and research groups within the Department of Physics.

Deputise for workshop supervisor in his absence.

PAT testing of workshop equipment


  • HNC in Marine Mechanical Engineering
  • OND in Marine Mechanical Engineering
  • ONC in Marine Mechanical Engineering

Personal Statement

I completed an apprenticeship with the Royal Navy in 1980. I continued to serve with the Royal Navy on a series of ships and shore bases until I completed my contract in 1988.

I started working in the Main workshop of the Dept of Physics in 1989 as a technician. I have worked on various projects over my 25+ years at the University, including working abroad for Gamma Ray Physics.