Contact Sean Price

Areas of expertise

  • Defence Systems Engineering
  • Operational Analysis and Simulation
  • Systems Engineering


Sean is a Lecturer in Systems Engineering at Cranfield University, having previously had careers in industry and the Armed Forces. 

Sean read a BSc in Applied Mathematics (Warwick University, 1987) as an Army Undergraduate Cadet.  On completion of training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (1988), Sean was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers and subsequently served in the UK and Germany.  As an Army Major, Sean competed a master’s degree in Defence Simulation and Modelling at Cranfield University (1996).  On completion of this course, Sean joined the academic staff at Cranfield University, Shrivenham, teaching and researching in modelling, simulation and systems engineering.  Sean left Shrivenham in 2003 to gain industrial experience and has held managerial positions in a number of defence and education companies.  In January 2019 Sean re-joined the Centre for Systems Engineering as a Lecturer in Systems Engineering for Defence Capability.

Research opportunity

Sean is interested in the foundations of systems engineering, applications of modelling and simulation to the systems engineering life cycle, the role of industry in the systems engineering process and systems engineering education.


Sean is Course Director for the forthcoming MSc in Systems Engineering (pending final university approvals) and has leadership of a number of modules within the existing Systems Engineering for Defence Capability.



  • Price S & John P (2004) Chapter 10: the status of models in defence systems engineering. In: Systems Modelling: Theory and Practice, Chichester, UK: Wiley, p. 164-174.