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Isobel Pollock-Hulf

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Isobel Pollock-Hulf
Isobel Anne Pollock

(1954-11-10) 10 November 1954 (age 69)
Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
  • Graham Ramsden
    (m. 1980; died 1997)
  • Robin Hulf
    (m. 2015; died 2015)
Academic background
Alma materImperial College, London
Academic work
DisciplineEngineering management

Isobel Anne Pollock-Hulf OBE FIMechE (born 10 November 1954) is visiting professor in Engineering and Design at the University of Leeds.

Early life


Pollock is the daughter of Wilson and Margaret Pollock, she was educated at Dalriada School, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland and then attended Imperial College in London graduating in 1976.[1] Subsequently, she became a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in 1981.[1]

Industrial career


Pollock worked for ICI in Huddersfield for 10 years before moving to Leeds company DuPont Howson and then Rotherham company Beatson Clark[2][3]

Professional career


A long time member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Pollock has held several roles within the institute and was elected as a Fellow of the Institution (FIMechE) in 1991 before becoming President of the Institution in 2012–2013.[4] Pollock was chair of the Institution's Heritage Committee when it was founded in 2007 and was responsible for relaunching the Engineering Heritage Awards.[5]

Since 2006 Pollock has been the Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting professor in Engineering and Design at the University of Leeds.[6]

Pollock has been a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Council which provides independent strategic advice, challenge and support to the National Physical Laboratory since 2015.[7]

Pollock is a patron of the Women's Engineering Society[8] and was Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers for 2016–17[9]



For services to mechanical engineering Pollock was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours.[10]

As well as being a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Pollock is also a Fellow of City and Guilds of London Institute (FCGI) and has been a Freeman of the City of London since 2002.[4]

Pollock has been awarded Honorary doctorates from the University of Huddersfield in 2004[11] and the University of Leeds in 2016.[12] She was awarded the Sir Harold Hartley medal by the Institute of Measurement and Control in 2013.[13] Pollock was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2016.[14]


  1. ^ a b "POLLOCK, Isobel Anne". Who's Who 2016. A & C Black. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Family and Health: Why women should choose engineering as a career". Huddersfield Examiner. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Engineers' leader returns to Rotherham". Sheffield Star. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Professor Isobel Pollock OBE BSc(Eng) CEng Hon DSc FIMechE FCGI". National Physical Laboratory. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Professor Isobel Pollock". Women's Engineering Society. 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Presidential hat-trick". Imperial College. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Professor Isobel Pollock-Hulf OBE BSc(Eng) CEng Hon DSc Hon FIET FIMechE FCGI". National Physical Laboratory. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Patrons". Women's Engineering Society. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  9. ^ "The Worshipful Company of Engineers". Livery Companies of the City of London. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Queen's birthday honours list 2014: OBE". The Guardian. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Honorary Graduates". University of Huddersfield. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Engineering professors awarded honorary degrees". University of Leeds. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  13. ^ "President's Gallery 2012: Professor Isobel Pollock". Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Honorary Fellows list". Institution of Engineering and Technology. 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.