Gordana Collier is an experienced senior academic with a balanced track record between academic and industrial leadership. Her expertise is in Mechatronic systems modeling with real-time embedded implementation with a special interest in electric and autonomous vehicles applications. She is passionate about whole-person student development and widening participation context. This is interlinked with her long-standing leadership on Formula student project and strong links with the highest levels of motorsport. She influences academic standards in engineering education in the UK and wider through long-standing service with the IET and the UK Academic Accreditations Committee.