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Industry Professor, Aircraft Systems, Tampere University

Dr Wright is an aviation lecturer at the University of Leeds, specialising in aircraft systems, structures and performance, human performance and crew resource management, threat and error management, safety management systems and accident investigation.

He is a member of the School of Chemical and Process Engineering and the Energy Research Institute at Leeds.

He has been involved in numerous media releases and tv/ radio/ print interviews as an Aviation Expert, including for Channel 4 documentary How to survive a plane crash.


  • 2019–present
    Industry Professor, Tampere University


  • 2013 
    University of Leeds, PhD - Aircraft engineering
  • 2005 
    Kingston University, PGCE
  • 1994 
    Sussex University, BSc Hons (Chemistry)

Professional Memberships

  • President, Finnish Society of Aeronautical Engineers