Contact Clive Temple

Areas of expertise

  • Motorsport


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM)
  • MA University of York
  • BA (Hons) Saint David's University College, University of Wales
  • Management development programmes at Cranfield University

Clive Temple joined Cranfield from the Open University in 1995. Prior to this he worked in industry before returning to his studies and then taking up a career in the higher education sector. Clive was the initiator of Cranfield's Motorsport Engineering MSc, developing the course in collaboration with the motorsport sector. He is currently Programme Director for Motorsport and Automotive. He is the Course Director for the Advanced Motorsport Engineering and Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics MSc courses for which he is also admissions tutor, co-manager for the group design and individual thesis projects. Additionally, Clive Temple leads a number of modules delivered on the Motorsport MSc courses.including the induction/introduction, motorsport powertrain and business of motorsport modules. Clive Temple is actively involved in motorsport, having competed in events for over 30 years. He owns historic competition cars and racing motorcycles. Clive attended his first race at Silverstone in 1962 as a spectator.

Current activities

  • The business of motorsport
  • The history of motorsport
  • Motorsport technology development
  • Motorsport technology transfer
  • Motorsport technology clusters
  • The automotive sector
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Sponsorship


  • Motorsport companies including F1, Formula E and MotoGP teams
  • Sir Jackie Stewart OBE
  • Silverstone and the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC)
  • Motorsport UK
  • Motorsport Industry Association (MIA)
  • Cranfield Simulation
  • Cranfield Impact Centre (CIC)
  • The International Guild of Specialist Engineers (TIGOSE)


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Jeffrey P, Stephenson T & Temple C (2003) Ever deeper and wider: incorporating sustainability into a practitioner orientated engineering curriculum. In: 3rd IWA International Conference Environmental Engineering Education, Zurich, Switzerland, 25 September 2003.