Welcome to the
Graham Webb Site
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.
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).
PhD Amputee Rehabilitation
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Science
MSc Biomedical Engineering
1st Class Honours Degree Robotics and Automated Systems
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.
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.
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.
Subjects previously covered privately:
Computing and IT skills
GCSE Science, Biology, Physics and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate mathematics
Undergraduate engineering mathematics
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.
Support previously offered privately:
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.
Graham has lectured on a range of BEng/MEng and MSc engineering degree programs. Click below for subjects covered.
Undergraduate FHEQ levels 5 and 6
Functional Electrical Stimulation
Postgraduate FHEQ level 7
Measurements of Human Movement
Kinematics and Kinetics
Introduction to Orthotics
Introduction to Prosthetics
Clinical Science in the Management of Amputee Rehabilitation
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
International Classification of Function & models of disability
Changing Technology in Rehabilitation
Disability case studies