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Dr Tim White will soon join Jamieson Foley in the role of Forensic Mechanical Engineer.
Dr White holds the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, with Honours Class 1) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New South Wales.


Dr White’s professional experience covers 18 years in a wide variety of positions and environments. He has been employed in diverse roles including mechanic, fitter, machinist, condition-monitoring technician, welder, testing engineer and mechanical design engineer. Companies with whom Dr White has been employed include an international airline, resources
companies, motor racing teams and the public sector.
An accomplished presenter of technical information – both in writing and through public speaking – Dr White’s most recent appointment was as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at UNSW. There he convened large project-based courses (up to 400 students) in Mechanical Design, Innovation and Professional Development. His other teaching duties at UNSW included the supervision of Honours thesis and postgraduate students as well as being the Academic Mentor of the UNSW Motorsport Team.
As a researcher at UNSW, Dr White has had published around 20 conference and journal papers, mostly in the field of automotive engine and combustion technology. He has also been successful in securing government funding for research into vehicle stability.
The professional achievements of Dr White have been acknowledged with his appointment as a full Member of Engineers Australia (formerly the Institution of Engineers, Australia) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (International).
Dr White’s portfolio of work as an Expert Witness has included preparing reports and giving testimony in matters including:
• Automotive design and failure including engine, braking and suspension systems of cars and trucks.
• Industrial plant design, maintenance and failure.
• General mechanical design and operation including hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
• Patent assessment and investigation of infringement.
• Compliance and breaches of Australian Standards.
• Consultation in OHS matters including review of Risk Assessment documents and Safe Work Procedures.
• Insurance assessment of marine and road cargo.
• Engine design, performance and emissions testing (diesel and petrol engines).
Unique for an Expert Witness with a background in professional engineering is Dr White’s first-hand experience of machinery.
He holds licences for, and in the course of his work has operated: semi-trailers, light aircraft, powerboats, forklifts and motorcycles. This activity gives Dr White an edge in understanding a brief and providing the client and the Court with clear, concise, quality testimony

[The firm is extremely lucky to have secured Dr White’s expertise. We have been searching high and low for Neil Gillies’ replacement. Neil is now enjoying a well-earned retirement
John Jamieson]
Dr White will begin work with Jamieson Foley in July this year.


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