Contact Clive Temple


  • 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

Motorsport and Automotive Programme Director and Course Director - Motorsport MSc courses

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 MSc courses. 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, motorsport CFD and business of motorsport modules. Clive Temple is actively involved in motorsport as a competition licence holder, having competed in events for over 30 years. He owns historic competition cars and motorcycles. Clive is a member of the Vintage Sports Car Club, the Riley Register, the Amilcar Salmson Register and the Vintage Motor Cycle Club. Clive attended his first race at Silverstone in 1962 as a spectator. He represents the University where the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), the British Racing Driver's Club (BRDC) and Motorsport UK are concerned. He has contributed to a number of broadcasts covering motorsport. He has supported the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Lewis Hamilton Commission regarding diversity; an area which he also contributes to within the University. In 2021 Clive became the inaugural holder of the Adrian Reynard Medal for Ingenuity. Clive is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and a member of the Grand Prix Trust. He is an Old Bedfordian, providing careers advice to Harpur Trust pupils.

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.