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BSc(Hons) (Cardiff University 1989)
MSc (Cardiff University 1991)
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Cardiff University 1994)


David has over twenty years lecturing experience in Engineering and Applied Mathematics and has had involvement with the current undergraduate provisions in Fire Engineering since their onset in 2002. David was responsible for orchestrating the validation of the BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering one of only three degree programmes of its like in the country and the only provision in this specialist area of study in the south of the United Kingdom.

David Baxter studied at Cardiff University gaining a BSc (Hons) and also thereafter an MSc and his previous areas of research include the mathematical modelling of low energy dynamic compaction and fluid dynamics. As part of his role as programme leader for Fire Engineering David is responsible for developing relationships with partners within the oil and gas sectors in the Middle Eastern Gulf States.

He is a Chartered Mathematician and a Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, he is also a Chartered Scientist within the same professional institution and has had industrial experience with multi-national organisations within both the contracting and consultancy sectors of Structural & Environmental Engineering.


Programme Leader for undergraduate programmes in Fire Engineering.
Course Leader for the MEng/BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering.


Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (FIMA)
Chartered Mathematician (CMath)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


External examiner for Mathematics/Statistics, Computing and Engineering pathways at the Faculty of Science & Engineering, Plymouth University.
External advisor for the validation of undergraduate degree programmes at Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

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