Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 1991, I was a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Air Force, serving in a variety of Education Establishments across the world. My last posting was as an Education Officer at RAF Cranwell, teaching graduate engineers specialist software engineering techniques. The highlight of my career occurred whilst I was working on a major international I.T. project in Germany; I was offered the chance to fly in a helicopter over West Berlin and, at one stage, along the perimeter of the then Berlin Wall.
I studied for my MSc in Software Engineering at Westminster University and my specialist areas of research cover critical software development and validation with formal mathematics underpinning. It is incredibly interesting because it has direct application against life critical software systems, for example: medical software, air traffic control systems, or railway signalling control.
I intend becoming a member of HEA Fellowship.
My specialist knowledge has led me to work with a number of international institutions. One of these includes working with the University of SAITM in Sri Lanka where my role was as a visiting professor, teaching the latest software engineering approaches to undergraduates.
One of my greatest pleasures and certainly the most fulfilling aspect of the work, is seeing the immense satisfaction expressed by students and their relatives on graduation day.