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educator , electronics engineer

Simon Paul Turner, British electronics engineer, educator. Decorated Merit certified Royal Air Force; recipient Electrical prize, Norfolk Circuit, 1984, award, Royal Military College of Science, 1986, The Learning and Skills Development Agency, 2000.


Turner, Simon Paul was born on March 21, 1959 in Richmond, England. Son of John Henry and Lily Irene Turner.


Degree with honours in Electronic Systems Engineering, Cranfield Institute of Technology, 1988.


Junior technician Royal Air Force, London, 1981—1984, corporal general technician electrical, 1984—1985, commissioned engineering officer, 1985—1989. Sole proprietor Eastern Office Equipment, Norfolk, England, 1989—1993. Lecturer Adult Education Service, 1993—1994.

From lecturer to director operations Isle College, Cambridgeshire, England, 1994—2003, director operations, 2003—2006. Educational consultant, external verifier for city and guilds, since 2006. Lead investigator examination auditor, technical author.

Engineering apprenticeship coordinator Isle College, 1995—2000, coordinator European social fund project for engineering training in north cambridgeshire, 1995—1997. Operational manager Cambridgeshire (England) Center Vocational Excellence in Construction, 1999—2002. Quality nominee for electrical qualifications, external verifier City and Guilds, since 2005, technical author, since 2008, since 2009, lead compliance investigator, since 2009.

Flying officer Royal Air Force, 1981-1989.


  • Achievements include design of surface to air missile air conditioning testing apparatus. Development of suitable engineering qualifications for the North Cambridgeshire community. Design of 3D terrain mapping using multiple ultrasonic sensors.

    Development of school linked vocational curriculum in Northern Cambridgeshire. Development of servicing schedules for ground based support equipment for radar and missile systems.


Fellow: Uganda Association Promotion of Science. Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (associate), Engineering Council, Joint Industry Board, City and Guilds Association, Institute Leadership and Management, Institution Engineering and Technology, Association External Verifiers, Institute Assessors and Verifiers (licentiate), Association Colleges Eastern Region (honorary. Engineering forum member 1996—2006, construction forum member 1999—2006), Anglia Ruskin University (honorary.

Coordinator higher education 1998—2002, panel members forum 2000-2006, academic validation panel member since 2001), Association College Managers, Institute Learning, Institute Physics (member committee Eastern Region since 2005, regional committee member 2005-2006), Institute Motor Industry, Institute Inc. Engineers (regional academic liaison officer 2002-2006, academic liaison officer), National Forum Engineering in Colleges (member national academic engineering forum since 1998), British Astronomical Association, The National Trust (associate), Minerva Society (life).


  • Other Interests

    Flying, hang-gliding, travel, classic cars, music.


John Henry

Lily Irene Turner