Staff profile

Sean Galvin

Programme Leader: FdEng, BEng (Hons) Motorcycle Engineering


Motorsport Engineering


College of Engineering and Technology


Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I'm an advanced motorsport engineer with more than 30 years experience in building, servicing, repair and modification of all types of wheeled vehicles. I also have extensive fabrication, welding and machining skills. I've many years experience of various motorsport disciplines including working as an engineer and crew-chief for motorcycle world championship endurance teams. Before coming to work for the University I was a self-employed engineer in my own performance engineering business and I still build competitive race engines; winning races on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2005 I developed and prepared the engine that won the UK Legends Cars championship.

Additional interests and activities

Away from the University I enjoy finding solutions to interesting performance engineering problems, studying new technologies and developing and racing post-classic and golden-era superbikes.