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About WMG

About us

Creating a better tomorrow through innovation and learning today.

We are a multi-disciplinary department renowned for tackling industrial, environmental and societal challenges through collaborative research with companies of all scales and complexities.

Our industrially-informed undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes create pipelines of talented graduates equipped with the skills needed to thrive in current and future industries.

Pushing the boundaries of technology and transferring knowledge into industries

Our research teams are headed by world class academics and outstanding engineers, dedicated to delivering transformational results in manufacturing and technology applications, creating innovations that shape the future.

Championing lifelong learning

Our education is informed by our latest research and is co-created with our partners to ensure relevance for today’s rapidly changing world. We champion lifelong learning to support you at every stage of your career.

For Business
Understanding industrial challenges

We help find the innovative solutions, new technologies or new products needed for commercial success. We have the expertise to evaluate your ideas, the facilities to jointly maximise business opportunities, and the resources to create education programmes that help your employees remain at the forefront of knowledge.

Our people
Our diverse community

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our talented community of researchers, educators, administrators and support staff are customer-focused and champion an innovative, collaborative and respectful culture for all.

Meet the WMG Executive team

Become familiar with our leadership structure

Professor Robin Clark

Dean of WMG, University of Warwick , CEng FIMechE CMgr FCMI

Professor Robin Clark is Dean and Managing Director of WMG, and was appointed to this position in October 2020 having been at WMG since 2017. Robin first came to WMG as Associate Director of Postgraduate Programmes and then became Director of Education in 2019.

WMG is the largest department of the University of Warwick (77th in the THE World University Rankings) with a turnover of over £110m per year, with 850 staff, 3000+ students and 250 PhD students.

Over Robin’s career, he has worked in both academia and industry. Prior to joining WMG, Robin spent 14 years at Aston University as Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching (School of Engineering and Applied Science). During his time at Aston, he became a National Teaching Fellow and founded the UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network.

Prior to academia, Robin spent 14 years working in industry, as a Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Manager. He worked at Rolls Royce & Associates and British Rail. He also worked for Sperry Rail, an American rail inspection company, where he was based in Connecticut for eight years, becoming Vice President for Engineering and R&D.

Robin publishes regularly on the subject of engineering education and is regarded as a leading researcher in the field.

Professor David Greenwood

CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at WMG, and Director for Industrial Engagement

David moved into academia after 20 years in industry latterly as Head of Hybrid and Electric Systems for engineering consultancy Ricardo UK Ltd. He established the Energy Directorate at WMG where he led a team of over 200 researchers and engineers. His research spans batteries, electric motors, power electronics, and the integration and control of these for propulsion and energy applications.

Professor Gill Cooke

Pro-Dean Education

Professor Cooke joined WMG in June from the School of Engineering, where she was Head of Teaching for almost six years. Prior to that she spent many years in various teaching and management roles at Coventry University including Associate Dean. Gill left school at 16 to embark on an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship at Dunlop Aviation in Coventry. After completing her apprenticeship Gill qualified as a Quality Engineer working at Dunlop Aviation, Alvis Aerospace, and Jones and Shipman.

Professor Paul Jennings

Pro-Dean Research

Paul Jennings is a physicist who has been with WMG for over 25 years working on research with industrial and academic partners. He has built groups in Intelligent Vehicles, Energy Storage and Management, and Experiential Engineering through significant research and capital funding. He has published over 100 academic papers and has been Principal Investigator on over 30 research grants, from sources including EPSRC, Innovate UK and the EU.

Paul Bradley

Chief Finance Officer

Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young (now ‘EY’) in the UK and subsequently worked for EY for 20 years in the UK, Czech Republic and Germany in a variety of finance, accounting and advisory roles. In that time he worked with both private equity investors and multinational companies across a range of sectors specialising in automotive, pharmaceutical and chemicals. Paul joined WMG six years ago after previously working within central finance for the University.

Louise Ledden-Rocks

Director of People and Culture

Louise has over 20 years’ experience of leading HR teams in organisations within both the public sector and the private sector. She plays a key role in aligning WMG’s talent and culture with its strategy, optimising organisational effectiveness and fostering an inclusive work environment. Louise is dedicated to ensuring WMG is a workplace where every individual's potential is realised, diversity is celebrated, and collective success is achieved through collaboration and innovation.

Our Journey

Our journey began in 1980 when Professor Lord Bhattacharyya had the seed of an idea. From this, strong roots were built, which would revolutionise how universities research and educate to meet business demands.

The idea quickly blossomed, branching out into multiple sectors and creating international education centres. This produced projects with commercial impact and nurtured the brightest talent.
That small seed grew into a world-leading research and education group. WMG.

WMG has a unique perspective on the challenges of our times, as we combine outstanding education and skills with applied research and innovation to help our students and partners transform the world around them.

"It’s very important to build an institution – that’s the difference from a one-man enterprise which disappears after him. An institution that does better after your time – that is a true legacy.” Professor Lord Bhattacharyya

WMG Values
Our identity

At WMG, we pride ourselves on providing an environment where staff, students, visitors and partners can thrive. Our shared WMG Values embed a level of consistency throughout our organisation, providing the foundations for a healthy, productive and respectful place to work, study or visit.

Customer Focused

We are customer-focused, measuring ourselves by our external impact.

Innovative and Collaborative

We collaborate internally and externally to further our mutual goals through innovation.

Professional and Respectful

We deliver sustainable solutions to all our stakeholders in a professional manner. We act with mutual respect and inclusivity to enable our staff, students, and customers to achieve their full potential.

Drive innovation and create real impact with WMG

Creating a healthy, productive and respectful place to work, study or visit.

As we strive to continue innovating and create impact in education, research and industrial contexts, we are constantly evolving as a department. Explore opportunities to join the largest department at the University of Warwick. From research to teaching and apprenticeships to management, we're always searching for the brightest talents to join our community.

Public engagement and outreach

We're passionate about engineering, science, and technology, and actively seek to connect the local community with academia through workshops, demonstrations, talks, and competitions.

Athena Swan

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. It recognises advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

Recognising advancement of gender equality

Our presence on campus

At the heart of the University campus, we have industry leading facilities where academics, researchers, scientists and engineers collaborate with partners, driving innovation and shaping the future.