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Stephen McLaughlin

Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Professor McLaughlin began his career as a Development Engineer at Barr and Stroud before moving on to MEL Ltd and then to Edinburgh University.

He has held a number of academic positions within Edinburgh University including that of Director of Research and Deputy Head of the School of Engineering. He studied at both the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.


  • 2011–present
    Professor of Signal Processing, Heriot-Watt University
  • 1987–2011
    Professor fo Signal Processing, University of `Edinburgh