Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering Women 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.