Dr. Khalid Khan

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics

School of Engineering

JB Firth Building, JB010

+44 (0) 1772 89 5684


Subject Areas: Fire and Fire Safety Engineering

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.

Full Profile

Dr Khan gained his BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Dr Khan spent two years as an consultant engineer working on safety and risk problems in the nuclear energy industry. Subsequently, he moved abroad and after spending six years as an assistant professor of mathematics at Eitisalat University College in the U.A.E, Dr Khan returned to the UK and took up a position at UCLan.

Dr Khan has recently published his first book titled “Engineering Mathematics with Applications to Fire Engineering”, CSC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, June 2018. He is currently working jointly on a second book project in the area of probabilistic risk assessment.


  • 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


Khan Khalid, Charters Jonathan, Graham Tony Lee, Nasriani Hamid Reza, Ndlovu Shephard and Mai Jianqiang (2018) A Case Study of the Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Operational Fire Service Personnel Within the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. Safety and Health at Work, 9 (3). pp. 277-289. ISSN 2093-7911

Rajab Hussam, Khan Khalid and Elyas Tariq (2016) A Case Study of EFL Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices in Written Corrective Feedback. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature, 5 (1). pp. 119-131. ISSN 2200-3592

Azabany Azad, Khan Khalid, Shah Mahmood Hussain and Ahmed, Waqar (2015) Replacing fossil fuel source of electricity with solar cells in an education centre in UK and Kurdistan. International Journal of Information Research and Review, 2 (2). pp. 358-361.

More Publications


Pedagogic approaches to enhancing and improving Teaching and Learning. Development of Innovative approaches to support students with weak key skills across the Higher Educational sector.

Mathematically modelling of system behaviour in a range of applications. Predicting of temperatures in compartment fires is important in assessing fire risks, research work into fire suppression using sprinkler systems can be carried out using results from zone models and comparing results from experimental work.

Mathematical models of collective motion of self-propelled particles in homogeneous and heterogeneous mediums can be used to simulate how humans interact in crowds and these can assist in developing efficient and safe human evacuation strategies.

External Affiliations and Roles

Mathematics modules on Foundation programme, Degree programme and Master’s programme within Fire Engineering section. Teaching a range of  Mathematics modules within the School and Faculty.

Team Leader for a new innovative mathematics support system within the School of Engineering called the Engineering Maths Support (EMS).

Chair of the Teaching & Learning Group. Leading the Group on Improving Teaching standards across the School of Engineering. Development of new initiatives to enhance Teaching standards so therefore improve our student learning experience.

external activities

  • External Examiner: Hull College Group (January 2018 – December 2021)


  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy (SFHEA)


Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Central Lancashire, July 2018.

Conference Presentation at the 11th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain, November 2018.