Dr Alice Stitt


As a Technologist for the ATI, working in the Whole Aircraft team, Alice carries out whole aircraft modelling and supports the development of a whole aircraft capability in the UK. Alice is also taking the lead in developing the ATI’s position on the technology driving the aircraft of the future and its operating environment, with particular focus on more autonomous aircraft and systems.
Alice is also responsible for providing whole aircraft technical and economic assessment capability in support of portfolio project assessments, including the development of in-house modelling tools. In addition, Alice carries out the role of Technology Project Lead in supporting, shaping and assessing proposals submitted to the ATI strategic portfolio. Part of Alice’s role involves engaging with a range of industry stakeholders and specialists in the whole aircraft and aerodynamics technology communities.
Alice joined the ATI after completing her doctorate at Cranfield University in the Centre for Propulsion. Her first degree, from Imperial College, was in Aeronautical Engineering, which included a year in France studying aircraft propulsion. During her time at Cranfield as a Research Engineer, Alice was responsible for developing a physics-based maintenance cost methodology for large commercial aircraft engines encompassing engine and aircraft performance, maintenance and cost modelling.
Alice’s time outside of work is filled with a variety of challenging and rewarding activities. She is a keen sailor and races both at her local club and further afield. As well as sailing, Alice loves to swim, ski and go for walks. She is engaged in voluntary work both as a Girlguiding Unit Leader and as a STEM ambassador, supporting events to encourage youth engagement with STEM subjects and careers.

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