Dr Moray Kidd BEng(Hons) DMS EngD FHEA CEng FIMechE

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Moray started his career working as Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice Technician for ABB Wylex. On completion of his apprenticeship and short period in the design department, Moray went into full time education enrolled on a Mechanical Engineering Honours Degree at UMIST. On completion of his first degree, Moray accepted a Senior Mechanical Engineering Design role with GEC Alsthom. Soon after, following a takeover by GE Power Controls, Moray was appointed Project Manager for Air Circuit Breaker Enhancements.

In 1998, he joined BAE Systems Regional Aircraft Division as a Senior Systems Engineer. During this period with BAE he was posted, on secondment, to the aircraft production facility where he supported a team accountable for the structural design integrity of civil aircraft during the final assembly phase.

In 2001, Moray started his Engineering Doctorate (EngD) at The University of Manchester sponsored by Teradyne Diagnostic Solutions. His research focused on Automotive Engineering Reliability. On completing his doctorate programme, Moray accepted the post of Project Manager at Teradyne DS in 2005. His main responsibility was to support business development with assignments across Europe, North America and South East Asia.

In 2007, Moray accepted a management role and senior teaching post with the University of Manchester. As a Deputy Director, his primary management responsibility is the delivery of the BP engineering management executive education programme. His main research interests include Maintenance Engineering and Project Management. In his research support role, Moray has supervised over eighty MSc Dissertations and is currently managing four PhD projects. He also supervised six PhD to successful completion. Many of his students hold senior engineering roles in industry.

Moray is a Subject Matter Expert in Risk and Reliability Engineering. He currently teaches on the Maintenance Engineering and Asset Management MSc. Moray has taught Risk and Reliability Engineering to over five hundred Professional Engineers from a wide range of industries including Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Power Generation, Alternative Energy, Rail, Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Food, Pharmaceutical, Nuclear and Mining. Moray provides consultancy support in Reliability Engineering. He is particularly interested in RAM modelling to improve business performance. Other teaching commitments include Project Management for year 2 Civil Engineering and Engineering Design for year 1 Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates. 

More recently, Moray has been appointed Director for Business Engagement (Professional Development and Consultancy). In his role, he is responsible for the promotion and growth of the following programmes and activities including:

- REAM All modes

- NPDP Blended

- PMPDP Blended and planned future online 

- Bespoke versions of the above

- CPD (credit bearing and non credit bearing)

- Consultancy 

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