Head of Strategic Planning
Anthea has been involved with NMiTE since 2014 – as soon as she heard about the project, she knew she had to get involved and has loved being part of it ever since. Previously, she worked in Financial Services and the NHS. She moved to Herefordshire 8 years ago for a quiet(ish), rural life. Outside work is mostly dashing around after her two boys, with some gardening, running and travel squeezed in too.
Since completing an apprenticeship in Mechanical and Production Engineering with Ford Motor Company, Professor Dave Allan has worked internationally for companies which included Ford Motor Co, Nissan Motors, BTR/Invensys, Garratt/Honeywell and Bentley Motors, and established and managed a design consultancy. As a change agent and industrial trouble-shooter, he has made significant contributions to the effectivity of various organisations across a variety of industries, including but not limited to: Agriculture, Food Production, Automotive (Tier 1, 2, & 3) and Local Government.
Having decided on a change to become an HE Educator, he joined Harper Adams University, in 2008. As Senior Lecturer, Course Tutor and Learning Innovation Leader he taught Manufacturing Engineering and Project Management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Automotive Engineering (Off- Highway), Agricultural Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Courses. He has for the last 5 years focussed on the implementation of change in the design and delivery of HE Engineering education, concentrating on the development of the resilience and capability of the graduate and the development of the practices which influence the learning process; particularly the motivation and engagement of students during learning, curricular design and the management of threshold concept learning, and assessment QA.
Learning Resources Lead Technician
Having worked in various areas of Engineering including Automotive, Manufacturing and Motorsport, Dave has spent the last 10 years working to support all levels of Undergraduate and Post Graduate Engineering students to achieve and exceed their goals. Dave is working to ensure the Pioneer Cohort have the best Equipment, Facilities and Technical Support possible, as they start their Engineering Journey.
Chief of External Engagement and Deputy CEO
Professor David Langley is Chief of External Engagement and Deputy CEO at New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE), the new innovative university being established in Hereford. He leads on all matters relating to external engagement, industry, community and partnerships with a range of organisations, and has an active interest in how to measure the impact of a new university on a place. David is also the Equality and Diversity champion at NMiTE.
He was previously Director of Research and Enterprise Development at the University of Bristol (2007 – 2018) and before this, Director of Research Services at Imperial College London, a senior manager at the Medical Research Council, and has worked in industry (engineering SME) and the NHS.
David has been Professor of Practice in Research Management at Cardiff University, the first appointment of its kind in the UK. He was also Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the Welsh Government, as a secondment, where his role was primarily external, working with a range of stakeholders, such as Govt Depts., universities, funding agencies and industry. He was responsible for research programme delivery, capacity building for researchers, and led the development of €65M Ser Cymru programme for research capacity building across Wales. He also led the bidding process for Welsh component of the UK Precision Medicine Catapult.
He has a PhD in neuropharmacology from the University of London and undertook post-doctoral research as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the National Institutes of Health, USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He co-leads a €1M Erasmus+ award with Stellenbosch University that aims to promote professionalisation, skills and capacity building in research and innovation management in Southern Africa and the Baltic States. His has responsibility for the work stream that is developing a Master’s degree in this area.
Head of Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment
Debbie joined NMiTE in October 2018. She has a wealth of experience in marketing and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She is experienced across many industry sectors, including universities. Debbie enjoys the diversity her role at NMiTE brings and the energetic buzz working at NMiTE provides.
In her spare time she loves reading, gardening and property renovation.
Dominique has worked in a variety of locations and job roles over the years including veterinary nursing, banking, finance, administration and personal assistant positions. She moved her family from Reading in Berkshire to Herefordshire in November 2014 and joined NMiTE in December 2017. Dominique was looking for a new work challenge, something to utilise her skills, and so the NMiTE project was an opportunity not to be missed. As Assistant to the Chief Executive she is kept busy and motivated and thoroughly enjoys the relationships that have been built within NMiTE and the external contacts made.
Elena Rodriguez Falcon
Elena has a Doctorate in Engineering, Honoris Causa, from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Mexico (first female engineer to receive this honour). Elena served in progressively more senior roles in engineering education at the University of Sheffield from 2002 to early 2018. She left her role as Professor of Enterprise and Engineering Education and Director of External Relations to join NMiTE as Chief Academic Officer and Provost. Elena was asked to step up as Acting Chief Executive Officer in May 2018 and she now holds the permanent position of President and Chief Executive, leading the creation of, what she believes to be, the most radical engineering education learning experience in the world.
Head of Fundraising
Harriet joined NMiTE in December 2018. Prior to this, Harriet was a Senior Consultant at Compton Fundraising Consultants, where her principal role was Head of the Development and Communications Team at Wycombe Abbey, one of the UK’s leading girls’ boarding schools. She also undertook resources studies and client assignments for other school and charity clients.
With a background in educational fundraising, Harriet has lead successful campaigns at Kingham Hill School, where she was Development Director, and Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Harriet began her career in the arts, managing fundraising and communications for a number of organisations in Edinburgh, including the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and the Edinburgh Festival of Performing Arts.
Helen Rogers has been at NMiTE for over 2 years, initially as a volunteer and then as part of the team responsible for designing the NMiTE Integrated Engineering programme. She is an Atmospheric Scientist with a First Class Honours Degree in Physics from Imperial College and a D.Phil. in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Oxford. Prior to NMiTE, Helen worked at Cambridge University for over 15 years and was involved with the original NERC award to establish the Institute for Aviation and the Environment, University of Cambridge. Helen was also a member of Cambridge University's Naked Scientists helping the general public to understand and engage with the worlds of science, technology and medicine. She has over 30 publications and whilst at Cambridge was responsible for both the European research programme ‘Coordination of Research for the Study of Aircraft Impact on the Environment (CORSAIRE)’ and the UK NERC Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere Ozone Programme. Helen was a Senior Member of Darwin College, Cambridge and is also an Adjunct Research Fellow within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University, Australia.
Martha joined NMiTE in January 2019 and brings with her experience on engineering materials & simulation. Martha has been leader of research and technology projects together with experience on linking academics to business and industry. Focus areas include mechanical properties, manufacturing processes, steels, superalloys, finite element simulation, and joining technologies. Martha enjoys mentoring young students and professionals and loves travelling, reading, and extreme sports.
Following a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh (1st Class, 1997), Martin studied the behaviour of structures in fire for a Phd obtained in 2000, also from Edinburgh. He then spent some time working on silo structures as a researcher before moving to Aberdeen to work on offshore design. In 2003 he returned to academia as lecturer at the University of Nottingham before a move back to Edinburgh in 2005. Martin was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and for two and half years was Head of Civil Engineering . In 2014 he was appointed Reader in Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester and in 2017 joined the University of Warwick as Professor. In 2019 he joined NMiTE as Provost. Martin is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Finance & Payroll Assistant
Nina joined NMiTE in September 2018 having previously worked at Herefordshire & Ludlow College for 21 years where her most recent responsibilities included the purchase ledger and student bursary applications. Her main interests are walking and enjoys time with her four grandchildren!
Peter Goodhew is an Honorary Professor and has been involved with NMiTE since 2014. After a long academic career at the Universities of Surrey and Liverpool Peter wrote one of the few books on Teaching Engineering and is excited at the prospect of NMiTE doing many of the things he wrote about (and more!). Peter is a Fellow and Trustee of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was awarded a CBE in 2016 for his work in engineering and education. In his spare time he reads, writes and turns wood.
Head of HR (People & Culture)
Sam joined NMiTE in October, after spending 11 years in the Manufacturing and Engineering Industry as HR Business Partner. Previous life included mentoring apprentices, and encouraging young people into engineering.
She has a 6 year old son that keeps her busy outside of work.
Academic Registrar and Head of Student Experience.
Having originally joined NMiTE as a consultant in March 2018, Tam was 'bitten by the NMiTE bug' and is now a proper member of staff! Her background in HE is senior-level student administration, having previously worked at the OU, UCL, University of Birmingham and St Mary's - plus her various roles as a Consultant. Prior to that she worked in management positions in the voluntary sector (health and social care) for many years. She is a massive animal lover - especially large-breed dogs - and volunteers with a Dog Rescue to get at-risk dogs removed from danger all over the country and into foster/rehomed.
Head of Partnerships
As Engineer in Residence Toby works in the Partnerships team developing and maintaining relationships with employers and other stakeholders. He is also looking at developing our Degree Apprenticeship programme. He has been involved in the NMiTE project for 5 years, initially as a volunteer, then founder and trustee. A Nottingham Uni alumni, he studied Engineering, since then he has worked in the Aerospace, Energy and Manufacturing sectors. He now runs a local company, Barrs Court Engineering who are keen to hire NMiTE graduates! He is married with twin daughters who have just started University, a cat and some chickens. He loves mountain biking.