Dr Adam Crawford


  • Head of Operations

I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Pure and Applied Physics in 1991 and from Southampton University with an MSc in Physical Oceanography in 1992. From 1992 to1998 I worked as a Research Assistant, Research Associate and Temporary Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Plymouth and completed a part time PhD on the Field Measurement and Analysis of Wave Loading on Vertical Coastal Structures, which involved several winters conducting fieldwork on the Braye Harbour Breakwater in Alderney, the most exposed breakwater in the British Isles.

I joined the Engineering Education Centre at Loughborough University in 1998, was Manager of the Centre from 2001 to 2005 and also managed nationally funded L&T projects including the FDTL Project Balance and the ESF Project Multi-skills for Advanced Engineering. Between 2005 to 2011 I managed the Engineering Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in recognition of our exceptional work in teaching engineering and in collaborating with industry to deliver a rich and relevant educational experience. I have sat on a range of steering committees and management teams for national engineering education projects, including the Management Committee for the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, and I have also managed and contributed to a diverse range of UK engineering learning and teaching projects.

I have been in this role since August 2011 and have overall responsibility for the effective co-ordination and integration of administrative, technical and academic support functions within the School. I am responsible to the Dean of School for the development and implementation of management processes to support the delivery of the School's objectives.

Recent publications

Abdulwahed, M, Nagy, ZK, Crawford, AR (2012) Development and evaluation of open educational resources for enhancing engineering students' learning experienceProceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012, DOI: 10.1109/TALE.2012.6360363.

Abdulwahed, M, Jaworski, B, Crawford, A (2012) Innovative approaches to teaching mathematics in higher education: a review and critique, Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, 17(2), pp.49-68.