Programme Lead for Postgraduate Taught Mechanical Engineering
Oxford Brookes University
Gordana has held senior R&D and management roles in UK companies, including the position of Technical Manager for European Operations of a stock exchange-listed Singaporean company until 1999, when she moved to academia. She worked at Kingston University London as Associate Professor, contributing to a range of industry related developments in the field of Embedded Systems implementation, as a member of the University Industrial Control Research Group and academic developments in the role of Course Director for MSc Mechatronic Systems and MSc Automotive Engineering. Her enthusiasm and commitment to providing an exceptional student experience resulted in starting up a range of extra-curricular activities, including the Kingston’s Formula Student e-racing team. Gordana’s national profile includes serving on the IET Degrees Accreditation Panel. In 2014 she moved to the Mechanical and Mathematics department at Oxford Brookes to take on the role of the Programme Lead for Postgraduate Taught provision in Mechanical Engineering, including world-class Master programme in Motorsport Engineering. She is also leading the Advisory Team for the highly accomplished Oxford Brookes Racing, collaborating with Automotive and Motorsport companies and the F1 teams in the UK and Europe.
As well as close collaboration with industry, relating to Gordana’s research interests in embedded systems and electric cars, she is passionate about applied learning in higher education, carrying out studies into innovative teaching methods in science and engineering and the promotion of STEM: 1. Electric vehicles 2. Embedded systems 3. Educating engineers 4. Women in engineering