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Head of Department: Professor Laurent Dala

Department of Mechanical & Construction Engineering
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor: Professor Rebecca Strachan

Department Contacts

Amanda Gilhooley

PA to Head of Department

0191 227 4104

Student Support

Allan Osborne

Postgraduate Research Enquiries

0191 227 3226

Robert Duker, Student Progress Manager

Student Complaints

0191 227 4698

Barry Errington

Business Development Manager - Built & Natural Environment Sectors

0191 227 3933

Alan Riseborough

Computing, Engineering, Oil and Gas, and Information Sciences Sectors

0191 243 7095

Placements Enquiries

Role Staff 
Associate HoD Dr Fawad Inam 
Head of Subject: Civil Engineering Professor Martin Crapper
Head of Subject: Project Management Professor David Greenwood
Head of Subject: Mechanical Engineering  Dr Laurent Dala
Director of Enterprise & Engagement  Dr Mohamad Kassem 
UoA16 Deputy Lead  Dr Mike Lim 
Director of Learning & Teaching

Dr Allan Osborne

Director of Research & Innovation (UoA12 Deputy Lead)  Professor Khamid Mahkamov
PGR Programme Leader Dr Mohammad Rahmati

Equality & Diversity Representative 

Vikki Edmondson 
Ethics Representative  Victor Samwinga 

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