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WMG Experts Directory

A number of academic and professional experts from across WMG are available to comment and advise on a range of areas. They are available for interviews, commentary and other speaking opportunities.

If you are a journalist looking for an interviewee, please contact the University's Head of Communications, Peter Dunn (07767 655860). If you are seeking a speaker / commentator for editorial or other opportunities, please contact Lisa Barwick, WMG Head of Communications and Marketing (07824 540845).

Name Role Areas of Expertise Group
Amor-Segan, Mark Principal Engineer, WMG High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Energy storage and management, vehicle energy systems, complex electronic and software systems, diagnostics, broad overview of electrification of transport and energy storage

Energy and Electrical Systems
Arvanitis, Theo
E-Health Innovation,
Institute for Digital Healthcare

Neuroimaging; Neuroscience; health informatics; clinical research informatics; biomedical engineering; systems engineering

Biomedical Informatics, Imaging and Healthcare Technologies
Banerji, Sujit
Executive Director,
WMG Education
Globalisation, outsourcing and offshoring; global supply chains & management, programme & project management, and corporate strategy Education Programmes
Birrell, Stewart Assistant Professor

Human interaction and factors

Intelligent Vehicles
Ceglarek, Darek
Digital Lifecycle Management

Healthcare systems; root cause analysis; PLM methods; digital manufacturing; Stream-of-Variation (SOVA); Fault Region Localisation; remote diagnostics; data mining & process mapping models

Digital Lifecycle Management
Chalmers, Alan

Real virtuality; high dynamic range video; multi-sensory perception; visualisation; high fidelity computer graphics; parallel processing; virtual archeology

Davis, Claire (Prof) Tata Steel Chair in Thermo-mechanical Processing

Microstructure and properties in steels - physical and mechanical, non-destructive testing

Steels Processing
Dhadyalla, Gunwant Principal Engineer

Industry perspective on connected and autonomous vehicles, testing

Energy & Electrical Systems

Intelligent Vehicles

Dianati, Mehrdad Professor, Autonomous Vehicles

Connectivity and autonomy

Intelligent Vehicles

Gibbons, Greg
Associate Professor,
Additive Layer Manufacturing
Additive Layer Manufacturing; rapid prototyping; rapid tooling; novel coatings; materials development; advanced ceramics synthesis and processing Net-Shape Manufacturing
Godsell, Jan
Operations & Supply Chain Strategy
Global supply chain strategy, globalisation, right-shoring, re-shoring,
off-shoring, supply chain risk management, supply chain capabilities,
manufacturing strategy, supplier management, collaboration, new product development, circular business models, re-manufacturing, big data in a supply chain context
Supply Chain
Greenwood, David (Prof) Professor,
Advanced Propulsion Systems
Battery, motors, power electronics, control systems and energy management, as well as a broad overview of automotive sector, energy storage, battery, power electronics, industry strategy automotive Energy & Electrical Systems
Harrison, Robert
Automation Systems
Manufacturing automation; virtual engineering tools and services; automotive and aerospace sectors Automation Systems
Higgins, Matthew Associate Professor Wireless technology connected car

Intelligent Vehicles

Energy & Electrical Systems

Jennings, Paul
Professor, Energy & Electrical Systems / Experiential Engineering Sound of vehicles, and soundscapes; hybrid and electric vehicles; driver behaviour; energy storage; product perception; user experience, connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), connected mobility Energy and Electrical Systems
Experiential Engineering
Kendall, Ken
Professorial Fellow,
Structural Composites
Structural Composites, Engineering Materials & Manufacturing, Lightweight Materials for Automotive Engineering Materials & Manufacturing
Kirwan, Kerry
Sustainable Materials
Sustainable materials, biomaterials, polymer glazing, environmentally-friendly motorsport, industrial biotechnology, sustainable manufacturing; industrial symbiosis, battery recycling Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
Loveridge, Mel Senior Research Fellow Electrochemical materials, battery chemistry, cell materials Electrochemical Engineering
MacPherson, Archie CEO, WMG centre HVM Catapult Broad overview energy, automotive, requirements and application of motors (shape and policy on manufacturing), capital investment (venture capitalists) WMG centre HVM Catapult
Maple, Carsten (Prof) Professor, Cyber Systems Engineering Cyber security, cyber systems engineering, e-crime, online safety and security, business / national security Cyber Security Centre
Marco, James Reader Battery recycling, energy management and vehicle control system Energy & Electrical Systems
McMahon, Richard (Prof) Professor of Power Electronics Power electronics - charging, invertors, power switching plus broad overview electrical distrribution networks, storage onto grid, energy industry - use and policy (electricity) Energy & Electrical Systems
McNally, Tony
Polymer science, processing and nanocomposites; materials (macro- to micro- to nano-); nanoparticles Nanocomposites
Meyer, Caroline (Prof) Professor, Behavioural Psychology in Digital Health Human behaviour, interactions with health-related technologies, digital interventions for health and behaviour change Institute of Digital Healthcare
Neailey, Kevin (Prof) Professorial Teaching Fellow, Director of Undergraduate Programmes Professional / further education and skills - undergraduate including higher apprentices through to postgraduate Education Programmes
Ng, Irene
Service Systems & Marketing
Service systems; marketing; disruptive business models; digital economy; economic models Business Transformation
Soulard, Juliette Associate Professor, Electric Machines Electric motors technology and how to manufacture Advanced Propulsion Systems
Swift, Mark
Head of SME Programmes,
International Institute for Product and Service Innovation
Small and medium sized enterprises (SME); business innovation; digital business; entrepreneurship; knowledge transfer; open innovation SME Innovation Programme
Watson, Tim (Prof) Professor, Director of Cyber Security Centre Cyber security; digital forensics Cyber Security Centre
Williams, Mark
Product Evaluation Technologies Group Leader Reverse engineering, laser scanning, micro X-ray
CT scanning, 3D modelling in forensics and archaeology, medical imaging