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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise), University of the Arts London

Prof David Mba is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise at the University of the Arts London (UAL).

David studied Aerospace Engineering (1st class honours) at the University of Hertfordshire and completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University, for which he was awarded the Lord King Norton Gold medal for the most outstanding doctoral thesis.

Professor Mba is a leading authority in machine condition monitoring and has contributed to the development and publication of international standards in the subject area. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Professor Mba is passionate about education within Africa/Nigeria and has published numerous opinion articles in national media.


  • –present
    Professor , De Montfort University