Chief Engineer - Functional Safety
John Birch is Chief Engineer - Functional Safety at Horiba Mira Ltd. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and holds a post-graduate certificate in Systems Safety Engineering from the University of York. He is co-author of the MISRA 'Guidelines for Automotive Safety Case Arguments' document, first-named author of several academic papers and named inventor on a number of several (pending) patents in the field of functional safety.
The Pop in your Job - I get involved in a wide range of activities within my role at HORIBA MIRA. I love the varied nature of my role, from engaging in industrial research to process audit and product assessment to work product development and training and conference speaking. It’s a great time to be working as a safety professional in the automotive industry right now with all the challenges that the onset of autonomy brings!