Staff Directory - David Allan | Harper Adams University

Staff Directory

David Allan CQP, BA(Hons), MCQI, MSAE, MRi

Course Tutor/Learning Innovation Leader

Dave Allan is a Senior Lecturer, CourseTutor, and Learning Innovation Leader for the Engineering Department of Harper Adams University. In this role he is responsible for the teaching of Organisational Behaviour and Management in Engineering, Manufacturing and New Product Development.

Dave spent the previous 28 years in the Automotive Industry, in a career which generated savings in excess of £500m through the application of lean methodologies to various manufacturing facilities throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Far East. After leaving his last industry position as Project Quality Leader at Bentley Motors, Dave completed a BA Hons in Education at MMU before taking a position at Harper Adams in 2008.

Teaching Duties

  • Problem Solving
  • Manufacturing and Operations Management
  • Engineering Design
  • Management of Design
  • Product Development and Test
  • Individual Project Supervision

Research Interests

  • Education and learning
  • Whole Vehicle Concepts
  • Electric Vehicles for off-highway applications
  • Lean methodologies
  • Project management

Professional Memberships

  • MCQI CQP (Chartered Member of the Chartered Quality Institute, Chartered Quality Professional)
  • MSAE (Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
  • MRi (Member of the Royal Institution)

Academic Department: Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 1952 815258

Office: EF7 Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre

Research profile: ORCID


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Additional Information
  • Senior Tutor - Second Year Engineering Students
  • Learning Innovation Leader for Engineering Department
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