Dr Linda B. Newnes is Head of Costing Research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath and internationally recognised for her Through Life Cost estimating research. Her research is cross-sectorial in for example defence, maritime, construction, medical and oil & gas. Her cost estimating processes have been embedded into international companies. She has given invited talks at international defence conferences and academic conferences. She collaborates with international colleagues from Universities such as CALCE (University of Maryland), Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona. She has published over 100 refereed papers, is on the scientific committees for conferences, journal editorial board and is investigator on grants worth over £32M.