Dr David Peacock

Dr David Peacock


After graduating with an MEng in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Liverpool (1999) I worked for BHR Group’s Sealing Technology Department as a project engineer. While working on a range of sealing and modelling projects I concurrently obtained a PhD in elastomer seals from Cranfield University (2003).

From 2008 to 2016 I was a lecturer in China where I taught materials engineering to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I started teaching on the Aviation programme at The University of Leeds in 2017 as a Teaching Fellow. I lead on a number of modules and also contribute to many others.

In 2022 I became Head of the Aviation Programme. 




  • Head of Aviation Programme
  • Module Leader
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  • MEng Aerospace Engineering, University of Liverpool
  • PhD, Elastomer Materials, Cranfield University

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Student education

As Head of the Aviation Programme and one of its primary lecturers I am involved in all aspects of the programme including: 

  • Oversight of the programme
  • Accreditation of the programme by IOM3.
  • Creating new modules.
  • Updating existing modules.
  • Supervision of projects.
  • Designing the tutorial programme.
  • As a personal tutor.
  • Developing links with industry
  • Organising external speakers.

I am committed to creating a high quality educational experience for our students through developing:

  • an interconnected programme that progressively develops the students’ knowledge and skills. 
  • interactive modules with authentic content and assessments linked to the real world.
  • a supportive community.
  • my own expertise as a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of our faculty Teaching and Learning in Engineering NeTwork (TALENT).