Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine EngineeringWomen in Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering

The Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering department is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all of our students and staff. We strive to nurture an environment of diversity and inclusion in order to best support our research and teaching activities.  We are holding an Athena SWAN bronze award. The award recognises our 'commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

We celebrate and promote the excellent teaching and research work carried out by women in NAOME to encourage a supportive, inclusive, equal and diverse culture. Please meet our female role models in NAOME to recognise their excellent achievements:-


Lynne Samson looking at camera

Lynne Samson began her career at the University of Strathclyde in June 2000 working as a modern apprentice secretary within the Secretary to the University and Principal’s office. Lynne has worked in various roles and departments over the years including central Finance, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Science and was appointed Department Operations Manager within the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering in October 2020 following a successful period as Department Finance Administrator.

Dr Xue Xu is a Research Associate at the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering. Her research interests include offshore renewable energy development, decarbonisation of shipping, and risk and reliability analysis.

Fiona Mackie started her career at the University of Strathclyde in the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in July 2004 working as a secretary within the Ship Stability Research Centre (a research unit of the department at the time). She proceeded to work as the postgraduate taught administrator from 2008 to the present day with NAOME. "I often wonder how many students I have come into contact with over the last 20 years and what are they doing now but really hope they enjoyed their time studying with us. The university is a great place to work where I have met lots of Incredible people throughout the years. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my husband and ten year old son, playing football and going on day trips. I love a good book, Netflix drama and a glass of wine."