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Paul graduated from Cambridge University in 1999 with a first class Masters degree in mechanical engineering. He then gained 13 years experience as an engineer in the rail industry, working for vehicle manufacturers and technical consultancies prior to joining the Rail Technology Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2009.

His main area of expertise is railway vehicle dynamics and the wheel-rail interface, and Paul’s work has included research and consultancy projects for a range of rail industry clients in the UK and worldwide. Several of these projects have focused on wheel and rail damage mechanisms including Rolling Contact Fatigue, wear and plastic flow.

Paul also has a broad practical railway background including manufacturing, commissioning, operations and maintenance. Paul is also involved in national and international railway standards development, safety approvals, risk and peer review work, and he has previously worked as a VAB/NOBO signatory for vehicle acceptance. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

In 2012, Paul transferred with all the Rail Technology Unit staff to the University of Huddersfield to form the new ‘Institute of Railway Research’. He has worked on many projects for London Underground, the GB main line railways and HS2.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Expertise and Interests

  • railway wheel rail suspension fatigue damage gauging


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