Teaching and supervision

Surveying CWMTeaching

In the department I lecture on Geotechnical Engineering modules from the fourth year undergraduate course and REMS Centre for Doctoral Training programme. I am the current organiser of the third year undergraduate soil mechanics teaching laboratory and the second year undergraduate summer coursework module in Engineering Surveying. I have been a long standing part of the engineering design teaching team, demonstrating in CAD labs and coursework modules.

At Harris Manchester College I teach first and second year students in structures, mechanics, materials and dynamics.


Current research students


I currently joint supervise two DPhil research students:

  • Mr Russell Mayall (St Catherine's College / E.ON / HR Wallingford). Foundation response to scour and scour protection. Commenced 2015.
  • Mr Mamun Shaikh (Wolfson College / REMS CDT EPSRC Studentship / Mott MacDonald case award). Commenced 2016.


I also offer a number of final year undergraduate projects on topics related to my research interests (see list below for past projects).


  • Anna Gunningham (St. Peter's) - "Offshore wind turbine foundation design using 1D finite element modelling" (co-supervised with Harvey Burd)
  • Branoc Richards (Magdalen) - "Offshore wind turbine foundation design using Limit Analysis Software" (co-supervised with Chris Martin)


  • David Brown (Balliol) — "Marine renewable energy in the Isle of Man" (co-supervised with Thomas Adcock)