James A H Kitson

Lecturer in Motorsports Engineering 


I attended the University of Bradford as a mature student to read a degree in Automotive Design Technology after an 8 year career in the Armed Forces. Prior to starting at the University of Bradford, I worked for MDA GT40 in Devon, who were a manufacturer of replica Ford GT40 racing cars.

After University I setup the second Fab Lab in the UK and was General Manager until it was bought by Leeds City College and I was asked to join Denford Ltd as a product specialist. Denford Ltd manufacture CNC machines and are the lead sponsor in two STEM projects, the Formula One in Schools Technology Challenge, and the 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge.

Prior to starting my post at the University of Bolton, I was a UK Sales Manager for TecQuipment Ltd, a supplier of apparatus to Universities for teaching engineering theories.

Research Interests


Teaching Responsibilities

CAD/CAM, Chassis and Electronic Principles, Automotive Performance Engineering.

Online Profile



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