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Management team

David Towers

Head of School: Professor David Towers

The Head of School is responsible for leading and co-ordinating the School’s senior management team and takes a strategic view of the School’s mission and activity. The Head is supported by senior colleagues who lead the School’s activities in academic and support functions and who steer the School’s strategic planning through their membership of the School Management Committee.

Duncan Lockerby

Head of Research & Deputy Head of School: Professor Duncan Lockerby

The Head of Research is responsible for research degrees and co-ordinating the School’s research portfolio; this activity is supported by the Director of Graduate Studies and the Research Office.

Toby Mottram

Deputy Head of School: Professor Toby Mottram

The Deputy Head supports the Head of School with management responsibilities, deputising in his absence and leading on initiatives as required.


Head of Teaching: Professor Gill Cooke

Responsibility for taught degrees is devolved to the Head of Teaching who is supported by the Engineering Students Office (ESO), the Directors of Studies, Student Experience, Undergraduate Admissions and the International Recruitment Officers.

Amy Hamson

Senior Administrative Officer: Amy Hamson

The Senior Administrative Officer is responsible for all support functions of the School including administrative support, facilities, finance, HR, IT, marketing and technical services.


PA to Management Team: Rachel Grimes

The Management Team are supported by a dedicated PA, Rachel Grimes.

Discipline Streams

The School is structured into four Disciplines Streams for teaching and staff management: