Fri, 12 May, 2023
Dr Tim Slingsby from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to make a Keynote Presentation
Cambridge, United Kingdom – NSIRC is proud to announce that Dr Tim Slingsby, Director of Skills and Education at Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) will be the second keynote speaker at the NSIRC Research and Innovation Conference 2023.
Tim's presentation will explore the skills we need and the training required to address some of the biggest technological challenges facing future societies.
With the world's population growing quickly, many countries are rapidly industrialising and urbanising, especially in Africa and Southeast Asia. This means the world must develop the skills to design, construct, operate, and maintain large-scale infrastructure projects. Additionally, we must become better equipped to adapt to a changing climate and make existing infrastructure more resilient.
The question is, what skills are needed to solve these issues, and how do we educate people to become the problem solvers of the future...?
In his role at the Foundation, Tim is involved in working with an international network of HE, NGO, IGO and industry professionals to manage, direct and communicate issues and research that have an impact on society. Alongside this, he is serving as the Chair at Maritime Charities Group.
Before joining LRF, Tim worked in the science team at the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, where he was responsible for public engagement and STEM education that impacts. In addition, he studied Human Genetics at the University of Nottingham and holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester.
LRF is an independent global charity organisation, working towards a mission to protect the safety of life and property, and to advance engineering-related education and research. The Foundation maintains a powerful interest across the maritime sphere and is a recognised, independent and trusted organisation with access to key stakeholders and other sector expertise that are vital to the future of maritime engineering.
Reserve Your Spot at NSIRC 2023
The NSIRC Research and Innovation Conference is taking place, in person, at TWI (Cambridge, UK), on 14 – 15 June 2023. Over the course of two days, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to keynote presentations, network with industry and academic experts, and explore industry-focused PhD research being undertaken at NSIRC, tackling some of the most complex and novel engineering challenges facing society.
Attendance is FREE, with full refreshments and lunch provided on both days. To register your place, simply visit the conference homepage via the NSIRC website.