Royal Academy of Engineering and Network Rail, Professor of Asset Management in the Nottingham Transport Engineering Centre (NTEC), University of Nottingham.
Director of the Centre for Risk and Reliability Engineering.
Prior to this John worked for 20 years at Loughborough University where his final post was Professor of Systems Risk and Reliability. The prime focus of his research has been on the development of models to predict the system performance in terms of that of their components. This accounts for the degradation of the components and the effects of maintenance, inspection and renewal.
In 2005, John founded the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability of which he is the Editor-in-Chief. He is also a member of the editorial boards for six other international journals including the Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit.
John has over 200 publications in the field of risk, reliability and maintainability engineering. He is a member of the Safety and Reliability Group of the IMechE, the Advisory Group for Railway Research and Innovation (AGRRI) and Chairs the ESRA (European Safety and Reliability Association) Technical Committee on Mathematical Models in Reliability and Safety.