Dr Patrick Barber

Position: Senior Lecturer

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment

Subject area: Engineering

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Senior Lecturer

Teaching responsibilities

Programme Leader for:-

MSc Professional Engineering

MSC Motorsport Engineering

B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Areospace)

I teach in the areas of engineering management and manufacturing engineering. I also teach elements of the motorsport courses.

Professional interests

I am interested in improving manufacturing productivity and ways of increasing the profitability of SME's through inovativeengineering management methods allowing companies to develop new products and to compete in complex international markets.

Research interests

My research interests are in the areas of engieneering management in terms of life cycle costing models and investigating how the product development process can be improved for SME's

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at Chartered level


B.Eng(Hons) in Combined Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)


Chartered Engineer

Recent conferences

Barber P Et al, An Integrated Strategy for HE Engineering Provision between FE Colleges and Universities within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, Engineering Education 2008, International conference on innovation, good practice and research in engineering education, Loughborough University September 2008


Barber P and Dean A,The Experience of Developing a Workbased MSc as Part of the Engineering Gateways Programme, EE2012 Conference September 2012 Coventry


Seddon D, Barber P, Lamb F, A toolkit for HEIs wishing to develop work-based engineering degrees leading to professional engineer status, HESTEM Conference September 2012 Birmingham

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