Sue has been a systems engineer with Rolls-Royce in Derby for over 30 years, and is currently a Staff Technologist in Control Systems. She graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University and has an MSc and a PhD, both by research, sponsored by Rolls- Royce, and she is a Chartered Engineer with the Royal Aeronautical Society. She has worked on in-service and new aero-engine control systems, and in research. Her work involves systems aspects of controls e.g. designing both the physical and electronic interfaces of engine control systems. She uses computers in her work as well as being involved in testing of engines in Derby, Bristol and Europe.
She can advise on design aspects of engineering and the management of small projects, including collaboration with other companies and universities for research purposes. She is also willing to answer questions on how to raise several children without having any career breaks.