Contact Dr Christopher Turner

Areas of expertise

  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Industrial Automation
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Product and Service Design


Dr Turner has a background in software development within industry.

Current activities

Dr Christopher Turner is a Research Fellow and Project Manager within the Manufacturing and Materials Department at Cranfield University. Dr Turner is research active in the fields of manufacturing informatics, business process management and business process optimisation. With his involvement in the successful completion of several UK research council funded projects (with subjects ranging from business process optimisation to the simulation of product-service systems), Dr Turner is experienced in the management of commercially focused applied projects. He is currently engaged in the AUTONOM project (Integrated through-life support for high-value systems) working with industry partners, such as Network Rail, in the area of automated intelligent maintenance systems. He is also engaged in the Innovate UK funded project Towards Zero Prototyping of Factory Layouts and Operations Using Novel Gaming and Immersive Technologies, which aims to integrate Discrete Event Simulation (DES) with Virtual Reality gaming devices such as Kinect and Oculus. Dr Turner has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. He is also a member of the IEEE task force on process mining.


  • Axillium Research
  • British Telecom (BT)
  • Jaguar Land Rover 
  • Airbus UK
  • Lanner Group
  • Network Rail
  • Alstom UK
  • NHS.


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