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Graham Webb Site

About 

Dr Graham Webb is an engineer and scientist with practical and academic experience from a diverse range of industries. Underwater defence, medical engineering, the prison service and special education to name a few.


Everyone has two stories. The polished story to attract customers and the story we don’t know how to talk about. Graham has been encouraged to write about both in order to contribute to the discussion on mental health. 


Graham's successes were gained through many setbacks - assaults, evictions, bankruptcy, homelessness, failed cancer surgery, many jobs and many moves across the South of England. These events led to periods of depression, suicide, alcohol abuse and PTSD, intensified by an autistic mind.  



This is a website in progress, with updates on consultancy and project work and articles on various themes of mental health via the blog. 



Career

A hands-on fascination for science and engineering led him Graham into a traditional toolmakers apprenticeship in 1992 and then into industry.

To gain entry into University without A-Levels, Graham undertook evening classes that led towards the foundation engineering course at the University of Plymouth 1997. He then gained an undergradute degree in Robotics and Automated Systems in 2002. During that time he also worked as a Research Engineer in the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (now QinetiQ) developing above-water mobile robotics, and later under private contracts.  

Graham focused into medical engineering in 2005, completing the Clinical Scientist Training Programme at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, where he studied Medical Electronics and Physiological Measurement (Neurophysiology, Audiology, Lung Function, Sleep Studies and Intensive Care), and at Queen Mary’s Hospital where he trained in Gait Rehabilitation in the Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre. He was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Science from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2007, and a PhD from the University of Surrey (2013) for developing a biofeedback training system that provides amputees with artificial sensory information to help improve their spatial awareness during rehabilitation.

He worked with Chas A Blatchford’s Ltd on an EU FP7 programme to develop a lower limb exoskeleton, and as a Post-doctoral researcher provided design advice on the mobility issues affecting older people.  

Graham joined the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in 2014, as part of a team in the One Small Step Gait Laboratory assessing children with mobility impairments. He lectured at King’s College London on a range of MSc topics in medical engineering and clinical science and became a State Registered Clinical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in 2017.

Following leave in 2016 to recover from surgery Graham joined the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey to support research activities.

Graham is now working independently as a consultant. 

Along the way Graham has worked as a prison staff training manager, nightclub sound eningeer, bar cleaner, play worker, SEN teaching assistant, research fellow, hospital porter, A&E porter, science technician, bouncy castle supervisor and paper boy (in no particular order). 

2013
PhD Amputee Rehabilitation

2007

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Science
2007
MSc Biomedical Engineering
2002
1st Class Honours Degree Robotics and Automated Systems
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Foundation Engineering Degree (distinction)

NVQ Level 2 Business Administration

NVQ Level 3 Engineering Manufacture

NVQ Level 2 Engineering Manufacture

First Aid at Work Level 3

City and Guilds 2377 Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing (PAT)

City and Guilds 230 Computer Aided Engineering (NC/CNC) (pass with distinction) 

City and Guilds 228 Mechanical Production (pass with distinction) 

City and Guilds 201 General Engineering (pass with credit) 

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Basic Engineering Training Certificate

5 GCSEs at grades A-C, including maths, science and technology 

 

CPD courses not listed. 

Engineering 

Tuition 

I know the barriers to education and the challenges of picking up new skills. I went into vocational training after leaving school and took evening classes to gain access to University as a mature student. Since then I have lectured and examined for competitive postgraduate courses at Russell Group Universities.

Private Tuition

Graham can offer private tuition on a range of subjects to help you achieve your goal, on a one-to-one basis or in groups. Get in touch to discuss what you are interested in. 

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Subjects previously covered privately: 

   

    Computing and IT skills

    Revision techniques

    Project management

    Research skills 

    GCSE Science, Biology, Physics and Mathematics

    A-Level Physics

    International Baccalaureate mathematics

    Undergraduate engineering mathematics

    Postgraduate engineering 

Mentoring and Supervision

Graham has supervised and co-supervised cohots of graduates through taught BEng/MEng and MSc engineering degrees programs, and provided mentoring for distant and home schooled pupils. 

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Support previously offered privately: 

    Study skills 

    Research skills

    Proofreading (I do not write essays!)

    Revision and Examination skills

    Tutorial discussions on themes of science and technology  

 

Where possible I aim to offer differentiated and blended learning styles to challenge students and help them get the most from their courses.

Lecturing Experience

Graham has lectured on a range of BEng/MEng and MSc engineering degree programs. Click below for subjects covered.

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Undergraduate FHEQ levels 5 and 6

Control Engineering

Electronic Instrumentation

Electrophysiology

Physiological Measurement

Functional Electrical Stimulation 

Ultrasound 

Gait Analysis

 

Postgraduate FHEQ level 7

Clinical Measurement

Audiology

Respiratory Function

Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Measurements of Human Movement

Biomechanics

Gait Analysis

Kinematics and Kinetics

Introduction to Orthotics

Introduction to Prosthetics

Clinical Science in the Management of Amputee Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Engineering

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

International Classification of Function & models of disability

Changing Technology in Rehabilitation

Disability case studies

Biomaterials

Blog 

The Impact of Noise and Autism

Graham Webb

13.02.2020

autism

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The Beginner’s Guide to Web Marketing
Digital marketing helps your brand to have a strong online presence. This guide is for small business owners, freelancers, startups, independent artists, and anyone interested in expanding their knowledge in web marketing. It will help you master the basics of online marketing.

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13.02.2020

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The Importance of Visual Content
These days, people avoid reading long articles. They tend to read only highlighted parts, and check the visual content to get an idea. Use more visuals in your articles to make them digestible and skimmable for readers.

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13.02.2020

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