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Mr Michael Hush

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Professional biography

A chartered engineer and member of the IMechE and the IED, he graduated from Nottingham University in Mechanical Engineering in 1981. He was a sponsored student with the National Coal Board. He subsequently worked as a structures engineer specialising in finite element analysis in the rail industry with ABB Transportation and British Rail Engineering, in the oil and gas industry with Wellstream, a subsidiary of Halliburton and PAFEC, an engineering analysis software developer. He was a senior lecturer for 5 years in the School of Engineering at the University of Derby.

Research interests

Formation of professional engineers
Engineering education

Teaching interests


Professional and personal development planning


External collaborations

Accreditation lead for the School of Engineering and Innovation

Liaison with CIBSE, IED, IET and IMechE


100 fears of solitude: working on individual academic engineering projects remotely (2015)
Hush, Michael
In : Project Approaches in Engineering Education (6-9 Jul 2015, San Sebastian, Spain) (pp. 80-86)

Reflection at work: making a positive difference to PDP modules (2012-09-20)
Hush, Michael
In : EE 2012 - International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Conference Proceedings (18-20 Sep 2012, Coventry University)

Supporting self-reflection in students learning at a distance (2009-06)
Edwards, Chris and Hush, Michael
In : Learning in Higher Education - How Style Matters: Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network (17-19 Jun 2009, Bulle-en-Gruyere, Switzerland)

Forensic engineering: a suitable case for investigation? (2007-06-04)
Hush, Michael
In : 7th International Active Learning in Engineering (ALE) conference (4-6 Jun 2007, INSA Toulouse, France)

What’s this got to do with engineering? – getting engineering students to think about personal and career development (2004-06)
Hush, M. and Weidmann, G. W.
In : Engineering Education conference - Innovation, good practice and research in engineering education (7-9 Jun 2004, Wolverhampton)