Kel Fidler graduated in Electrical Engineering at King's College, Durham University, and then spent the rest of his career working in Higher Education at Newcastle, Essex, The Open, York and Northumbria Universities. On the way, he was
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Provost, Department Head, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Vice-Chancellor. In retirement, he is a Governor of Arden University, the UK's newest. Although it had its serious
moments, Kel often describes his career as a series of jokes and anecdotes, and it is some of these that he will be sharing with you at this event. Prepare to be amused!
In something of a parallel existence, Kel has also worked extensively with the Engineering Profession. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology; a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council; and
a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has Honorary Degrees recognising his work with the Engineering Profession from The University of Huddersfield, the University of York, and Northumbria University. He has served on numerous bodies
involved with engineering. In particular until recently he was Chairman of the Engineering Council, the national body that regulates the engineering profession and sets and applies the standards required for recognition as a professional engineer.
Professor Fidler considers himself to be a passionate Teacher, Researcher, and Engineer and greatly enjoys spreading the word!