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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

Energy and Electrical Systems
Arvanitis, Theo
(Prof)
Professor,
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
(Prof)
Executive Director,
WMG Education
Globalisation, outsourcing and offshoring; Global Supply Chains & Management, Programme & Project Management, and Corporate Strategy Education Programmes
Barnes, Stuart (Dr) Associate Professor, Machining
Director of Research Degrees
Machining - conventional and ultrasonic assisted machining, Metal
Cutting, Machining of Composite Materials
Net-Shape Manufacturing
Ceglarek, Darek
(Prof)
Professor,
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
(Prof)
Professor,
Visualisation

Real Virtuality; High Dynamic Range video; Multi-sensory perception; Visualisation; High Fidelity computer graphics; Parallel Processing; Virtual archeology

Visualisation
Cain, Rebecca
(Dr)
Associate Professor,
Experiential Engineering
Experiential Engineering; Product Perception; Environment Design; User Involvement Experiential Engineering
Davis, Claire (Prof) Tata Steel Chair in Thermo-mechanical Processing

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

Steels Processing
Gibbons, Greg
(Dr)
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
(Prof)
Professor,
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
Vehicle powertrain systems, Power Electronics and system applications, hybrid, electric and future vehicle development.
Automotive R&D; Innovation; IP; Technology Roadmapping.
Energy & Electrical Systems
Harrison, Robert
(Prof)
Professor,
Automation Systems
Manufacturing automation; Virtual engineering tools and services; automotive and aerospace sectors Automation Systems
Hooberman, Lucy
(Prof)
Director,
Digital Media & Innovation
Digital Media; Digital Innovation; Creative Industries; Social Media; Innovation methodology Business Transformation
Jennings, Paul
(Prof)
Professor, Energy & Electrical Systems / Experiential Engineering Sound of vehicles, and soundscapes; Hybrid and Electric Vehicles; Driver Behaviour; Energy Storage; Product Perception; User Experience Energy and Electrical Systems
Experiential Engineering
Kendall, Ken
(Prof)
Professorial Fellow,
Structural Composites
Structural Composites, Engineering Materials & Manufacturing, Lightweight Materials for Automotive Engineering Materials & Manufacturing
Kirwan, Kerry
(Prof)
Professor,
Sustainable Materials
Sustainable materials, Biomaterials, polymer glazing, environmentally-friendly motorsport, Industrial Biotechnology, Sustainable Manufacturing; Industrial Symbiosis Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
MacPherson, Archie CEO, WMG centre HVM Catapult Collaborative research; university-industry collaboration; high value manufacturing; accelerating and de-risking innovation in industry 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
McMahon, Richard (Prof) Professor of Power Electronics Power electronics and application in automotive, energy storage, power distribution and renewable generation (wind and wave power) applications. Energy use and energy policy. Energy & Electrical Systems
McNally, Tony
(Prof)
Professor,
Nanocomposites
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
(Prof)
Professor,
Service Systems & Marketing
Service Systems; Marketing; Disruptive Business Models; Digital Economy; Economic Models Business Transformation
Nichols, Tom
(Prof)
Head of Neuroimaging Statistics,
Institute for Digital Healthcare
Statistics; Modelling and inference of neuroimaging data, including PET, fMRI & M/EEG Biomedical Informatics, Imaging and Healthcare Technologies
Seetharaman, Sridhar
(Prof)
Professor,
Low Carbon Materials Technologies
Iron and Steel Manufacturing; Metal Processing; Sustainable Manufacturing Steels Processing
Shollock, Barbara (Prof) Tata Steel Research Chair in Coatings Metals: Microstructure, Processing and Properties; Alloys. Steels Processing
Swift, Mark
(Dr)
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
(Prof)
Product Evaluation Technologies Group Leader Reverse Engineering, Laser Scanning, Micro X-ray
CT scanning, 3D modelling in Forensics and Archaeology, Medical Imaging
Metrology
Visualisation