Dr Michael Baker
12 Cherry Court, Uxbridge Rd
Pinner, HA5 3PS
Phone: 020 7193 3216
Mobile: 07530 345551

Career History

career _____________________


  • Development and delivery of intensive one week course on Life Cycle Assessment.

  • Specification and oversight of installation of renewable electricity generation system.

  • Organising conference on Permaculture and Planning.


Joint Programme Director - College of Sustainability & Environmental Management, 2002-present

Consultant Systems and Software Engineer - Adacel Technologies Ltd, Australia 1998-2001

  • Project manager and project architect on a number of advanced software developments, usually based at customer site.

  • Senior role in terms of business relationships (client contact / marketing), project methodology (workstreams / quality / review / documentation); also part of several tender response bid teams as the Bid Team Manager.

  • Found & developed numerous ways to improve company procedures, developed numerous ways to improve company procedures, bringing operational quality procedures forward to match the company's expansion & the need for scalability.

Team Leader/Software Engineer - GEC Marconi Systems, Australia 1994-97

  • Worked on Australian projects, mainly advanced avionics and defence communications systems related, frequently devising prototypes and modelling.

  • Complex simulation / modelling applications and test equipment.

Independent Consultant - 1984-2004 (clients listed on professional profile page)

  • Environmental & Sustainability adviser to small community developing an environmentally self-sufficient / sustainable lifestyle • liaison with local & state authorities on planning issues • design & construction of passive solar homes • design & construction of water reticulation systems • permaculture design & implementation • landscape re-vegetation & restoration.

  • Continuation of projects started at the Open University (noted below).

  • Complete control of these projects from inception to documentation phases.

early career

  • OPEN UNIVERSITY 1980-83: latterly the environmental technology support "guru", advising academics, Department of Energy and Channel 4; developed home energy advice & technology, and national energy scenario modelling systems.

  • STUDIES 1975-80: OU based research student, also working on long-term consultancies including for Lucas on refueling infrastructures for electric vehicles and for National Statistics and the Transport Research Laboratory on transport production and use patterns by industry.

  • CROUCH & HOGG (Civil Engineering Consultants) 1974-75: part of the design team for a revolutionary 240m span box girder bridge.

personal ___________________

  • British & Australian nationality; Born 14th September 1949; Divorced/one daughter; non smoker; F/C D/Licence

  • well-travelled with very wide intellectual interests and skills; keen on skiing and dancing.

12 Cherry Court, Uxbridge Road, Pinner, HA5 3PS

Michael Baker

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Pavel Vitek, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories
It gives me a great pleasure to write this recommendation for Dr. Baker since his work is of high professional standard and meticulously executed.

Dr Douglas Seeley, University of South Australia
Dr. Baker was very perceptive in his understanding of our requirements and has excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. I recommend his services highly.