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Dr Khalid Khan

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering
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Dr Khan is currently a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics in the school of Engineering. He teaches on a range of mathematics modules within the Fire degree programmes and contributes to other mathematics teaching within the School and Faculty. Dr Khan is research active within the Centre for Fire Hazard Studies.

Dr Khan is currently a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics in the School of Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire. He teaches on a range of mathematics modules within the Fire degree programmes and contributes to other mathematics teaching within the School and Faculty. He is currently the course leader for the Foundation Degree in Fire Safety Engineering. Dr Khan as part of the Fire Team has been involved in the development of a range of courses in Fire Safety Engineering and Management that are currently running at one of UCLan’s International partnerships in Qatar. Dr Khan is also a senior fellow of the HE Advance, which is a British professional institution promoting excellence in higher education. Dr Khan has recently been working on helping students make better transitions into their degree programmes and to widen participation within higher education. He has been working on developing effective mathematics support for students with weak key mathematics skills. He has designed and introduced into the School of Engineering a new innovative 1-1 mathematics support model that has been implemented to improve the key mathematics skills of weak students. This project has been recognized by the University of Central Lancashire for excellence and he was awarded the winner of the University Star Award 2018 in the category of “Trailblazers”. Dr Khan has recently published his first book titled “Engineering Mathematics with Applications to Fire Engineering”, CSC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, June 2018. There was no textbook available showing and explaining how the mathematics studied by students is applied to the specialist area of Fire engineering. The book is having a global impact both as a teaching aid and a learning resource. He is currently working jointly on two further book projects in the areas of probabilistic risk assessment and pedagogic research into improving teaching excellence in Higher Education.

Dr Khan gained his doctorate from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Dr Khan then went on to spend two years as an consultant engineer working on safety and risk problems in the nuclear energy industry. Subsequently, he moved abroad and after spending further six years as an assistant professor of mathematics at Eitisalat University College in the U.A.E where he was recognised and promoted for his consistent teaching excellence. Dr Khan then returned to the UK and took up a position at UCLan and is actively involved in research and scholarly activities which have seen the publication of his first book and over thirty-five research papers. Dr Khan has used analytical and strategic thinking to solve problems within the School of Engineering relating to students struggling with the mathematics modules. This has been achieved by the introduction and management of the new innovative 1-1 Engineering Mathematics Support (EMS) system which also has potential benefits as a model to be applied across many other faculties. Dr Khan has provided leadership in both the development, implementation and running of the EMS system which is composed of seven team members as well as taking the leading role as the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Group to enhance the Teaching standards of academic staff within the School. In both of these roles he has taken responsibility for driving forward changes to enhance Teaching and Learning.

  • BSc (Hons)Mathematical Physics, U.M.I.S.T, 1985
  • MSc Control Systems, U.M.I.S.T, 1986
  • PhD Control Systems, U.M.I.S.T, 1989
  • PGCE (Further and Higher Education), Bolton University, 1993
  • Postgraduate Certificate in PhD Research and Supervision, 2010
  • The University Star Award 2018 winner in the Category of “Trailblazers”, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, December 2018
  • Supporting students with weak key skills and widening participation into Higher Education.
  • External Examiner: Hull College Group, Hull, United Kingdom: (January 2018 – December 2021)
  • As an External Examiner for the FD Engineering course duties involve assuring academic standards are being met and all assessment processes are fair and consistent
  • External Examiner: Aberdeen ISC, University of Aberdeen, AB24 3FX, Scotland, United Kingdom (September 2019 – 2023) Mathematics and Engineering Programmes
  • Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes’ (TASO) Sector Network:
  • Working on embedding evidence-informed practice across higher education sector in widening student participation and gaps in student experience so as to eliminate equality gaps in higher education
  • Membership of Journal Review Panel Boards:
  • Reviewing research papers in following:
  • Education Journal, Science Publishing Group Inc.
  • Universal Journal of Engineering Science, Horizon Research Publishing Corporation
  • Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine