Contact Mark Lewis

Areas of expertise

  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Defence Systems Engineering
  • Operational Analysis and Simulation


From 2000, and before joining Cranfield University in 2011, Mark was a Royal Navy Air Engineer with roles including
  • Lightening II modelling and simulation and security lead 
  • UN Liasion Offficer, Basrah, Iraq Staff Officer 
  • Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival School
  • Deputy Air Engineer Officer 829 Sqn.
He was a BAE Systems Undergraduate Systems Engineer. His qualifications and awards are:
  • UK MOD Chief Scientific Advisors' Commendation, 2013 
  • Chartered Engineer, Royal Aeronautical Society, 2010 
  • UK MOD Chief of Defence Material Commendation, 2009 
  • MSc Defence Simulation Modelling, Cranfield University, 2008
  • MEng (Hons) Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, 2000.

Current activities

Mark's current research activities include:

  • knowledge capture and reuse for computer generated forces
  • evaluation of narrative in training simulations

both in conjunction with the MOD Centre for Defence Enterprise.

His other areas of interest include:
  • use of commerical-off-the-shelf technology including games technology
  • military flight training simulators
  • accreditation of simulation systems
  • computer generated forces
  • 3D modelling
  • logistics modelling.


  • UK MOD 
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl)
  • Niteworks
  • JCSys Consultancy Services