Dr Andy Spowage

Dr Andy Spowage

Reader in Engineering and Materials Education
Industrial Engagement Committee (Member)
Professional Bodies Liaison Committee (Member)
IoM3 Point of Contact
Technician Commitment Steering Group (Member)
Academic Standards Committee (ex)
University Appeals Chair
Director of Accreditation and Qu

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Expertise: The performance of materials including : Materials Selection, Failure Inviestigation, Testing of Materials Higher Education Including : Transnational operations, Professional Practice in Engineering Education, Student Centered Approaches
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Affiliations: Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)
Fellow of Institute of Materials Malaysia (FIMM)
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Member of TMS and ASM

Brief Biography

Academic Leader with over 25 years of experience in global higher education and senior positions in industry. Offering expertise in senior management, teaching, applied research, student-centred pedagogies and internationalising higher education. Andrew has had a diverse career spanning both leading academic institutions as well as senior roles in a wide range of industrial sectors. He currently holds the position of Reader within the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London and Director (industry) Centre for Research in Engineering and Materials Education. His main teaching and administrative responsibilities focus on the schools' programmes in Xi'an, China.

Before joining QMUL Andrew led the Materials, Metallurgy, Corrosion, Integrity and Failure Investigation teams for Wood plc across Asia. Prior to joining Wood Andrew was the Head of the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Engineering, Director of Studies and Associate Professor for the University of Nottingham. During his time Andrew helped build the Universities Malaysian Campus and develop its overseas teaching operations.