Department of Sport and Exercise Science

Staff

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Mr Geoff Long

  • Qualifications: BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering
  • Role Title: Senior Specialist Technician
  • Address: Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ER
  • Telephone: 023 8492 5327
  • Email: geoff.m.long@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Department of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science

Biography

I have a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from Plymouth University and joined the department in 2008 following a 15 month round-the-world trip. This position provided a change of focus for my technical and creative skills as formerly I worked for wide variety of engineering companies from small research groups, to the large multinationals of IBM and BAE Systems. This eclectic mix included the design and development of software, electronics and mechanics of ultrasonic gas meters, a rapid transit railway, disk drives and torpedo systems. I am a keen cyclist, sailor and windsurfer and I have travelled and volunteered abroad extensively.

I help with maintenance of the environmental physiology laboratory, including humidity, temperature and hypoxic systems. I assist PhD researchers in their investigations and the design/development of bespoke equipment both for them and commercial contracts. I carry out Specification and procurement of new facilities such as radiant heat source, thermographic camera and a hyperbaric system. The role also involves IT support, photography, animation and graphic design. My commercial experience together with a gift instilled by my scientific father to build things (mainly from junk!), provides the ideal mix required to solve the myriad of technical issues and equipment requirements of the department.