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Alistair Teasdale

Alistair Teasdale

Alistair has studied a BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering, awarded by Lancaster University, and an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire.

Alistair has a background in energy storage, researching the integration of supercapacitors and battery storage to improve energy generation systems. He has experience with the use of software simulation to model performance.

Candice Downie

Candice Downie

Candice is a Doctor of Education specialising in engineering higher education, with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and an MPhil in Materials Engineering  from the University of Manchester.

Candice has worked in the aerospace and automotive sectors as both an engineer and project manager. She is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the IET, and a Fellow of the HEA.

Craig Beattie

Craig Beattie

Craig studied Mathematics at UCLan, and has since achieved an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Lancaster University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics Education from the University of Wales.

Craig has been an external consultant to Pearson UK for the BTEC Higher National engineering programmes and is a Member of the IET.

Dan Buckley

Daniel Buckley

Daniel graduated with a BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire. He has since completed an MSc in Electronic Engineering and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, both from Lancaster University.

Before moving into education, Daniel began his career as an electronics field engineer with responsibilities including design, installation and maintenance

Ghassan Mahadi

Ghassan Mahadi

Ghassan obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering, and subsequently went on to the University of Central Lancashire for an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering.

Ghassan has years of experience in different fields such as Oil and Gas, renewable, and green technologies, serving in a variety of engineering and project manager roles during this time.

John Mcgeever

John Mcgeever

John also came through an apprenticeship route, as a BAE Systems apprentice and a toolmaker by trade. He has also worked in Iran as an engineering trainer and instructor within the aircraft industry.

John has vast experience as an apprentice workplace trainer, which he embeds to support the Degree Apprenticeship programme as a workplace assessor and tutor.

Maddie Langford Paden

Maddie Langford Paden

Madeleine has studied in the nuclear industry to doctoral level, graduating her PhD in Nuclear Chemistry at The University of Manchester in collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Madeleine has also attended the Dalton Cumbrian Facility (part of the Dalton Nuclear Institute) as a visiting researcher.

Sikander Yasin

Sikander Yasin

Sikander graduated from the University of Manchester with a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering with Management. He then went on to spend five years working in marketing.

Sikander has since been awarded an MSc in Nuclear Science and Technology from the University of Manchester, and holds membership of both the Energy Institute and the Nuclear Institute.

Stuart Peat

Stuart Peat

Stuart has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Aided Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire and a HND in Production Engineering. He is also a qualified and experienced engineering workplace assessor.

Stuart began his career as an apprentice and then machinist at Blackpool Transport. His teaching specialism is in workshop practice, manufacturing and engineering design

Tony Hanham

Tony Hanham

Tony is Apprenticeship Manager and came through an engineering apprenticeship route himself. He has since enjoyed a long standing career as an engineer within the aircraft and manufacturing industry.

Tony is a Lead assessor and internal verifier and has a wealth of experience in lean manufacturing, business improvement techniques and co-ordinating apprenticeship schemes.

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