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Mr Tony McFarlane

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Laboratory and Research Technician in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42497
Room number: 124

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Currently employed as a Laboratory and Research Technician.

Personal Statement

I achieved a full apprenticeship as an Instrument Technician before joining Durham University as an Electronics Technician in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences where I attained an HNC in Electronics. I have been continuously employed at Durham University for 35 years with various departments, I joined the Physics Technical Team in January 2017 after having spent the previous 6 years specialising in IT with Computing and Information Services.

I am currently based in Level one undergraduate teaching support.

Technical Skills

My technical skills to a professional level cover Electronic, Electrical, Instruments, Mechanical, and IT.

I am competent in organising and running student projects and Outreach work.

Trained Mentor and First Aider.