Engineering Ethics Toolkit – Contributor biographies

The EPC’s Engineering Ethics Toolkit is produced in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making the Toolkit such a useful and vital resource.
If you would like to add or update your bio, please contact Wendy Attwell.

Contributor biographies


Engineering Professors’ Council (Research and Editorial Executive)

Wendy Attwell works on the development of the EPC’s Royal Academy of Engineering funded Engineering Ethics Toolkit, to which she has also independently contributed a case study.  


University of Bath

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Ultra Group

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Kings College London, Royal Academy of Engineering, Aston University

Dawn Bonfield is a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at King’s College London embedding entrepreneurship skills into undergraduate engineering qualifications, and empowering students to use their engineering skills to address the SDGs through teaching, project work, and competitions.

She is also Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Aston University teaching professional skills, ethics, sustainability, global responsibility, inclusive outcomes, and ESG to MSc and Degree apprenticeship students.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and sits on the Education and Skills Committee, as well as the Africa Engineers Steering Group, and is UK representative of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, and incoming President of the Commonwealth Engineers’ Council.

She is also a Fellow of IOM3 where she sits on the Sustainable Development Group.


Professor Mike Bramhall
TEDI-London

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


 

Dr. Jude Bramton
University of Bristol

Dr. Jude Bramton is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering, and Programme Director of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol.

She holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, and worked as a qualified Engineering Project Manager in industry before coming back to teaching in academia.

She currently teaches design and manufacturing, and engineering management to primarily undergraduate students and is an accredited Fellow (FHEA) of the UK Higher Education Academy.

She is also a Toolkit Content Co-ordinator within the EPC’s Ethics Ambassadors community.


Emma Crichton 
Engineers Without Borders UK

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Andrei Dragomir
National University of Singapore, University of Houston 

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Claire Donovan
Royal Academy of Engineering 

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Kathryn Fee
Queen’s University Belfast

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Nina Fowler
Uppsala University

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Patric Granholm
Ă…land University of Applied Sciences

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.

Martin Griffin
Knight Piésold Consulting

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.

Isobel Grimley

Engineering Professors’ Council

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor. 


Alison Gwynne-Evans
University of Cape Town

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor. 


James E. Harper

Senior Product Manager, Knovel /Elsevier

Jim Harper has been helping engineers build a better world since 1996. He began as an editorial assistant for engineering books at Chapman & Hall in 1996, moving to acquire books on civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering at John Wiley & Sons. Joining Knovel in 2010, he is now a Senior Product Manager responsible for content, new partnerships and new product development.  


Dr. Sarah Jayne Hitt SFHEA
Engineering Professors’ Council, NMITE, ENU (Project Manager for the Engineering Ethics Toolkit)

Sarah Jayne Hitt, Ph.D. SFHEA specialises in the integration of the arts, humanities and social sciences within engineering education, especially focussing on ethics and communication.

She has served as project manager for the EPC’s Ethics and Sustainability Toolkit initiatives, is Transferable Skills Lead for the Centre for Advanced Timber Technology at NMITE and is Visiting Professor in the School of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University.

She has led national and international workshops on interdisciplinary learning and teaching and worked with academic and industry partners on various engineering education initiatives. She has recent publications in the International Journal of Engineering Education and The Journal of Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education.


Cortney Holles
Colorado School of Mines  

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Dr. Irene Josa
University College London

Dr. Irene Josa is a Research Fellow at the Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department at UCL. She is currently working on environmental and social life cycle assessment of circularity strategies in construction. Irene holds a BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering, a MSc in Human Rights and a PhD in Construction Engineering.

She is interested in interdisciplinary research at the intersection between engineering and socio-environmental systems. She believes in sustainable engineering as key for making this world a better place by improving people’s quality of life and solving several of today’s most important global challenges. She is also an EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Dr. Sarah Junaid
Aston University  

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador. 


Steven Kerry
Rolls-Royce

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor. 


Konstantinos Konstantis
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  

Konstantinos Konstantis is a PhD Candidate at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. The title of his dissertation is “Contextualizing the Emergence of Engineering Ethics”. He has a Master’s degree in STS and he has also graduated from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.

He is a Visiting Student (January 2024 – April 2024) at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge and he was the 2022 Elizabeth & Emerson Pugh Young Scholar in Residence at the IEEE History Center.


Dr. Gill Lacey
Teeside University  

Dr Gill Lacey is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, MIEEE (2012), MIET (2017). Her focus is low carbon technologies, especially Smart Grid and the effect of EV charging on networks. She runs courses around decarbonising the electricity grid and renewable energy, together with entry level 3 courses designed to equip students with the relevant skills for undergraduate engineering. Partnerships with industry, such as offshore wind installers, community energy charities and local entrepreneurs, make the courses relevant, interesting and aspirational.

She is passionate about sustainable technologies; with rooftop solar, domestic storage, and a driver of electric vehicles for ten years, this is more than a job, it is a way of life. She is also an EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Professor Thomas Lennerfors 
Uppsala University

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor. 


Diana Martin
UCL

Diana Adela Martin is a Senior Research Fellow in engineering education based at the Centre for Engineering Education, University College London. She is also the co-chair of the SEFI Ethics SIG, a Europe board representative in REEN-Research in Engineering Network, and associate editor of The European Journal of Engineering Education and Science and Engineering Ethics. Diana’s research focuses on pedagogical and theoretical aspects related to engineering ethics, societal responsibility and sustainability. She is also an EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Dr. Darian Meacham
Maastricht University

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Dr. Sandhya Moise
University of Bath

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Onyekachi Nwafor
KatexPower

Onyekachi Nwafor is a seasoned professional in the field of renewable energy and energy transition, with a strong passion for sustainability and driving the transition towards a low-carbon economy. He is currently the CEO of KatexPower. His expertise includes designing and implementing solar PV systems to provide clean and sustainable energy services to off-grid and underserved communities.

Onyekachi is also the membership manager for Western Africa at the Global Waste Cleaning Network, advocating for environmental protection and waste management. With a background in electrical engineering, green energy, and climate finance, he is also a certified energy transformation expert. He has actively participated in various international conferences and workshops, where he shares his knowledge and experiences with industry experts and institutions. He is also an EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Professor Raffaella Ocone OBE FREng FRSE
Heriot-Watt University

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Professor Chike Oduoza
University of Wolverhampton

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Dr. Ahmet Omurtag
Nottingham Trent University

Dr Ahmet Omurtag is a researcher based in the Engineering department at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and post-doctoral training in computational neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He was director of research and engineering working on device development at Bio-Signal Group. Ahmet’s current research focusses on using electroencephalography (EEG) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to understand the brain bases of cognitive load and motor expertise.  


Goudarz Poursharif CEng SFHEA
Aston University

Dr Goudarz Poursharif is the Associate Dean-Education for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) at Aston University. He is a Chartered Engineer member of the IET, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

He is the Chair of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s Birmingham Steering Group and the Chair of Sustainable Development in Teaching working group at Aston University. His two main passions are education and engineering for a sustainable development, so since 2012, Goudarz has combined his two main passions by embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Engineering curricula of both University of Sheffield and Aston University as well as working directly with industry to upskill their sustainability skills.

He has funded the Engineering for People Design Challenge at Aston University and co-led the development and implementation of MSc Sustainable Engineering Aston University. He is also an EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Alasdair Reid
Edinburgh Napier University

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Johnny Rich
Engineering Professors’ Council (Chief Executive)

As well as his role with the EPC, Johnny Rich is well known across the higher education sector as a high-profile commentator on policy issues as well as the chief executive of student advice and outreach organisation Push, as a consultant working in education and careers, and as an author.

Before joining the EPC, Johnny has already worked on many issues of concern to our members. Over the past 25 years, he led Push’s research – such as on drop-out rates and student debt – which has had direct impacts on policy.

Johnny’s thought leadership, such as his papers for a graduate levy and a national access fund (2018) and on employability (2015) for the Higher Education Policy Institute, have been influential throughout the sector. Policy issues are also a significant part of his consultancy work, along with communications. His clients have included the European Commission, HEFCE, U-Multirank, as well as many universities, recruiters and charities.

He’s a regular speaker at conferences, awards and in schools. In 2013, his novel A Human Script was published.


Elizabeth Robertson
University of Strathclyde

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Neil Rogers
Independent Scholar

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Professor Manuela Rosa
Algarve University

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Dr. J.L. Rowlandson
University of Bristol

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Karin Rudolph
Collective Intelligence

Karin Rudolph is the Founder of Collective Intelligence, a Bristol-based consultancy that provides resources and training to help startups, and SMEs embed ethics into the design and development of technology.

She is currently preparing the launch of the Ethical Technology Network, a pioneering initiative to help businesses identify, assess, and mitigate the potential ethical and societal risks of  AI and other emerging technologies. She is also an EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Ekaterina Rzyankina
University of Cape Town

Ekaterina Rzyankina is a Lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. With her unique dual expertise in both engineering and education, she has played a pivotal role in enhancing engineering education and the overall teaching and learning landscape in higher education. Her research is focused on STEM education through the lens of Cultural Historical Activity Theory, alongside exploring the impact of digital technologies in Higher Education. She is also an EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Paola Seminara
Edinburgh Napier University

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Yann Serreau
CESI

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.


Matthew Studley
UWE Bristol

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


Professor Mike Sutcliffe
TEDI-London

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor and EPC Ethics Ambassador.


 

Dr. Fiona Truscott
UCL

 

Fiona Truscott has a BA/MSc in Natural Science (Chemistry) from the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oxford. Following her PhD, she conducted postdoctoral research on the interface of Biology and Chemistry at the ICSN, part of the CNRS Delegation Ile-de-France Sud. She then moved to conduct postdoctoral research in the Department of Biochemical Engineering, UCL, working on the application of automation technology to Biochemical Engineering.

Currently she is an Associate Professor (Teaching) with the Integrated Engineering Programme and Centre for Engineering Education in the Faculty of Engineering at UCL. She is the Engineering Challenges Module Lead, a cross faculty, large scale team project module for first year undergraduates. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and co-chair of the SEFI DEI Special Interest Group. Her current research interests are interdisciplinary teaching, teamwork and the embedding of social factors in Engineering Education. 


Jonathan Truslove
Engineers Without Borders UK

Engineering Ethics Toolkit contributor.