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Meet the staff

Meet the staff

Associate Heads

  • Associate Head of Quality and Standards - Jane Richardson
  • Associate Head of Student Recruitment, Experience, Retention and Employment - John Worden


  • Professor in Aerospace Technology - Alison McMillan
  • Professor In Applied Photonics - Hans Bjelkhagen
  • Professor In Applied Photonics - David Brotherton-Ratcliffe
  • Professor of Composites Engineering - Richard Day
  • Professor of Computing Futures - Vic Grout
  • Professor of Human Computer Interaction - Richard Picking
  • Professor of Polymer & Colloid Chemistry - Peter Williams


  • Reader in Computing - Stuart Cunningham
  • Reader in Electircal Engineering - Yuriy Vagapov
  • Reader in Engineering and Applied Science - Ardeshir Osanlou
  • Reader in Computing - Bo Liu

Academic Departments

Built Environment

Built Environment
The academic team prides itself on the supportive and friendly learning environment that it offers students.

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Glyndwr University is top in Wales for graduate prospects in the areas of computer sciences and IT, according to The Times. It also boasts an award-winning computing department – judged 'world leading' in the last UK research assessment (RAE 2008).

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Engineering and Applied Physics

Engineering and Applied Physics
This department covers a wide spectrum of engineering specialisms as well as leading the way with renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

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Science and Environment

Science and Environment
There are a number of research centres and specialisms within the department and these enable the team to have a strong industry focus which translates into the opportunities that can be offered to students in this area such as industry visits and ‘live’ briefs.

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