Being an academic has given me the opportunity to pursue new ideas which might be relevant to the aerospace industry, and to work with students as they develop their own interests and attributes. In my leadership roles I have worked with colleagues to improve our environment for Research and Education. Our Faculty is strongly collaborative and outward looking, through our industrial partnerships, our cooperation between disciplines, our links with campuses in China and London and our positive influence on the Liverpool City Region.
Our staff are adding key flavours to our Education through the exploitation of the Materials Innovation Factory for our students, the use of our Chinese joint venture to open opportunities for students to learn from that country, the development of new ideas for practical education and the opening up of new opportunities for international mobility. Our research collaborations, adding to disciplinary strengths, are building on a cross Faculty outstanding strength in Materials Discovery, a University strength in Healthcare Technologies with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and a major network of cooperation between the Sciences, Medicine and the Humanities in Digital Technologies.
The world has an urgent need for the innovation and leaders that are developed in Higher Education. At Liverpool, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, working in partnership, is making our contribution to meeting this need. It is an honour to play a part in this.