THEME PHEE Conference 2019: “Opportunities for UK Engineering Higher Education”


About PHEE

Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering (PHEE) is a Sectoral Group of the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC). Its aim is to act as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of information and to promote issues of interest to, and concern of, academic leaders  in departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and associated technologies to broaden the scope in universities in the UK.

PHEE works with universities, industry and the professional bodies to promote and support the development of teaching, research and the profession.




in conjunction with PHOMME and Co-sponsored by EPC

Wednesday 16 January 2019 at the IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ


THEME: “Opportunities for UK Engineering Higher Education”


09:30    Registration and Coffee

10:00    Welcome and Introduction – Prof John Senior, University of Hertfordshire

10:10    Morning Keynote Address:  Engineering HE in the Post Brexit Global Economy
by Dr Peter Bonfield OBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Westminster

Session 1:  International Delivery of UK Engineering Education - Chair: - Professor Clive Neal-
University of Birmingham

10:40    Nottingham University in Malaysia by Dr Stewart McWilliam

11:00    Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus by Prof Mathini Sellathurai

11:20    Queen Mary University of London Partnership with Beijing Telecommunications
             University by Prof Yue Chen

11:40    Discussion Panel

11:55   Tea/Coffee Break

Session 2:  International Research Collaborative Opportunities – Chair: - Professor Adrian
Cardiff University

12:10    Update on Newton and GCRF funding opportunities by Jacqui Williams, Head of Newton
             Fund, UKRI International Development Team, UK Research and Innovation

12:30    Engineering a Better World: The Royal Academy of Supporting Global Partnerships,
             Shaarad Sharma,
Royal Academy of Engineering

12:50    A Solar Energy Partnership, a GCRF Case Study by Professor Dave Worsley, Vice
             President (Innovation), Swansea University

13:05    Discussion Panel

13:20    PHEE/PHOMME Meetings


13:30   HOT LUNCH

14:30    Afternoon Keynote Address: Update on the KEF and associated developments by
             Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England "

Session 3:  Excellence in Innovation and Education – Chair:  Dr Misha Filip, University of

15:00    Recent Developments at Innovate UK by Simon Masters, Head of High Value
             Manufacturing, Innovate UK

15:20    Update on Subject Level TEF by Prof Nick Lieven, University of Bristol

15:40    Discussion Panel

16:00    Close


Prof John Senior

Dr Peter Bonfield OBE

Dr Stewart McWilliam

Prof Mathini Sellathurai

Prof Yue Chen

Jacqui Williams

Shaarad Sharma

Prof Dave Worsley

Alice Frost

Simon Masters

Prof Nick Lieven

Delegate £175.00


Additional Delegate from the same institution £90.00


Retired Delegate £85.00

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

The PHEE Conference will be held at the IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ




Westminster tube station (5 minute walk)
Jubilee and District and Circle lines

  • Take Exit 6.
  • Turn left out of underpass and take next right on to Great George Street.
  • Walk along Great George Street and cross over Horse Guards Parade.
  • Cross over the road at the pedestrian crossing on your left.
  • The main entrance to One Birdcage Walk is on your left.

St James's Park tube station (5 minute walk)
District and Circle lines

  • Exit the station onto Tothill Street.
  • Turn left onto Dartmouth Street.
  • At the end of the street walk down Cockpit Steps.
  • At the bottom of the steps turn right and walk along Birdcage Walk.
  • The main entrance to One Birdcage Walk is the first building on your right.


Closest main line stations

Victoria, Waterloo and Charing Cross mainline stations are approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the venue.

Access arrangements

Due to the age and configuration of the building, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate wheelchair users or persons with other disabilities visiting us.

Discounted parking

Q-Park Westminster is a safe and secure car park conveniently located just ten minutes away. Please click here and fill out the enquiry form to receive a 10% discount promotional code.