Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Postgraduate







C619ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





PhD. Student. Chemical Engineering. Imperial College London

MSc. Chemical Engineering. Manchester University

MBA. Leicester University

BSc. Physics. Dundee University

CEng MInstP 

Certificate in IS Project Management - British Computer Society / ISEB.

6 Sigma Green Belt - Honeywell Process Solutions



I am a PhD student in Nina Thornhill's Process Automation Group and the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (PSE) in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

My research is in "Fault propagation, detection, and analysis in process systems" and my current efforts are in and around what are called structural digraphs and Bayesian (statistical) networks so as to model connectivity, causality and inference. The aim is to find ways to figure out what disturbance or fault events might have caused or contributed to any untoward effects that propagate around a process plant and hence disrupt its safe and economic operation.

You can find out more about my work on Research Gate and if you want to know more you can email me -  I'm very happy to talk about what I'm trying to do.


I was born and brought up in Rawmarsh in South Yorkshire, and went to Wath-Upon-Dearne Comprehensive School.

Before I went to Dundee University I was an apprentice at British Steel Rotherham and since I graduated I have been fortunate to work in the automotive, aerospace, chemical and nuclear sectors and pursue my interests in applied physical science, data analysis and modelling.

I'm married to Katy, we live in Cambridgeshire, and I work as an Emissions Engineer at CAT/Perkins.