Jim Roach

Professor Jim Roach

  • 01202 965490
  • jroach at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor and Business Engagement Leader
  • Poole House P502, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am responsible for providing strong academic and strategic leadership in education, research, enterprise and professional practice together with the effective people, operational and financial management. I firmly believe in ensuring our students have the best educational experience possible. I am keen to ensure that our links with industry and commerce are maintained and I have been involved in many industrial partnerships.

I was awarded a HEFCE/DTI National Business Fellowship in 2001 in recognition of the collaborative work undertaken between the University and Industry. I have run and delivered a large number of consultancy projects, generally in the area of embedded systems and instrumentation. I have been successful in gaining a number of DTI grants for Research and Development with local companies. I have also been successful in attracting EPSRC CASE awards again with local companies.

I am also proud of the excellent links that I helped establish with the Royal School of Signals where a number courses delivered there are validated by the University allowing serving members of the armed forces to obtain University qualifications.

Journal Articles

  • Soetendorp, R., Childs, B., Roach, J. and Maclaughlan, R., 2005. Engineering enterprise through intellectual property education - pedagogic approaches. WSEAS Transactions on Advances in Engineering Education, 4, 359-367.




  • Gibson, D., Roach, J., Teal, M.K. and Winchester, M., 1998. Using a Rapid Prototyping Methodology to Reduce Product Development Times. In: Proceeding of 1st Forum on Design Languages, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1998. 6-12 September 1998 Lausanne, Switzerland..


External Responsibilities


  • PGCE in Education (Birmingham University, 1976)
  • MSc in Electronic Instrumentation (University of Wales, 1975)
  • BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Wales, 1973)


  • Institute of Directors (MIoD), Member,
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (CEng), Chartered Engineer,
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET), Member,
  • Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (FRSA), Fellow,
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