Contact Stephen Champion

Areas of expertise


Stephen started working with Cranfield University in 1997 as a Research Assistant for stab resistant body armour. This role expanded to cover testing body armour for the Home Office and on to heavier aspects of terminal ballistics impacts. In 2007 Stephen transferred from working with armour to working with weapons to take up his current post as a Lecturer in Weapon Systems Engineering.

Current activities

Stephen's current research interests consist of understanding the various aspects of how enginnering design can improve infantry capability.

Stephen teaches on a wide variety of courses including:

  • Vehicle and Weapon Engineering MSc Programme¬†
  • Explosives Ordnance Engineering MSc
  • Battlespace Technology MSc
  • Forensic MSc¬†Programme
  • Ammunition Technology Officers course

Stephen is module manager for the Light Weapon Design module and he co-organises the Wound Ballistics Symposium. Stephen supervises research students at MSc and PhD level in Defence related disciplines


  • Soldier Systems Programme (was Light Weapons Photographic and Batteries)
  • Defence General Munitions Project Teams, MoD DE&S Abbeywood.
  • Dstl Porton Down
  • Qinetiq
  • BAE Systems Land Systems


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