Ken Badcock joined Royal Holloway, University of London in September 2018. Ken is currently Deputy Principal (Academic) with responsibilities for Academic Strategy and Research. Ken also holds the position of Dean of the Doctoral School.
He was previously Professor of Engineering (from 2005), Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science and Engineering (between 2013 and 2018) and Head of the School of Engineering (between 2010 and 2013) at the University of Liverpool. In addition to the Faculty role, he held responsibilities for the University's London Campus, relationships in India, the University's Digital research theme and the Institutional partnership with Unilever. Before Liverpool he worked at the University of Glasgow for 13 years.
He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde and a doctorate from the Computing Laboratory at Oxford University. His academic interests have been in the development of methods to calculate the nonlinear dynamics relevant to aircraft that are predominantly driven by aerodynamics. This work has been carried out in collaboration with many academic colleagues, large aerospace companies and the NATO scientific community. He has just completed a term as editor of the Elsevier Journal Progress in Aerospace Sciences.
Outside academia, he has interests in cricket, theatre and literature.