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Dr David McGovern

Senior Lecturer

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    020 7815 7658
  • School/Division:
    Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering

Dr David J. McGovern joined LSBU in August 2017. He teaches fluid mechanics and geology. After completing his PhD at Lancaster University, he held post-doctoral research positions at the National University of Singapore (2.5 years) and University College London (3.5 years), and spent 6 months seconded to The Royal Society as a policy analyst.

David has spoken on the BBC World Service as a tsunami expert, and has also given public interest lectures on the topic of tsunami, storm surge and coastal hazards. He posts regularly about his research on Twitter: @DavidMcG84

David is highly research active, with interests in the interaction fluid with structures and sediment in the fields of coastal, ocean and flood engineering. Currently, he is working on tsunami interaction with the coastal built environment. In his research he uses a mix of physical models, data analysis and programming techniques.

David is module coordinator for Engineering Mechanics. This includes fluid mechanics. David uses a student-centred approach with additional online content such as key video explanations and interactive lecture content that allow students to participate with lecture content in real-time.

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