Teaching / Organisation responsibilities

Programme leader – HNC Civil Engineering Studies.

Subject Leader – Geomatics & Geomapping.

External Examiner – Currently for BEng / MEng Civil Engineering Programmes at Teesside University (2016 onwards). Previously for London South Bank University’s (LSBU) HNC programmes in Civil Engineering and Railway Engineering (2006 – 2011).

Overview - Academic

Malcolm has led, managed and improved (where appropriate) the HNC Civil Engineering Studies Programme for over ten years, progressing the programme through several successful internal validation and external approval events.

A major part of Malcolm’s role as Senior Lecturer at the University of Bolton, involves the delivery of modules covering terrestrial and satellite surveying methods. Modules are delivered across all undergraduate Civil Engineering and Built Environment programmes within the School of Engineering and incorporate the planning, execution and monitoring, of control, detail and stakeout surveys. Malcolm places a high emphasis on both the analysis of the “precision” of all captured data, together with the interrogation of survey “accuracy” achieved, using manual and industry-standard software techniques. He also instructs students in the production of electronic mapping of surveyed land areas.

Malcolm has designed and delivered a variety of bespoke surveying courses targeted for industry and he also supervises (and is a second assessor) final year project and dissertation work for both the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree and the BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management degree.

Overview - Industrial

Following graduation in 1979, Malcolm was employed primarily in the public sector within the civil and municipal engineering sector, and his industrial experience encompasses many successful years of involvement with the design and construction of major wastewater projects, progressing to Group Engineer, prior to his repositioning into academia approximately twenty-five years ago.

Malcolm is a Chartered Civil Engineer and is also associated with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the capacity of a Professional Reviewer and Student Liaison Officer. He is also an interview panel member for the ICE-NW Queen’s Jubilee Technical Training Scholarship (QUEST).

Professional Memberships

Member of Institution of Municipal Engineers (now AME), 1983
Chartered Engineer (CEng), 1984
Member of Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE), 1984
European Engineer (Eur Ing), 1993
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2007.