Freelance geotechnical lecturing and support


With over 25 years experience in the Higher Education sector, Professor Ian Smith is available to UK and overseas universities and colleges to deliver any subject to any level. Feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.

I am the author of the internationally renowned text book, Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics. Visit the book's website

Geotechnical consultancy and CPD


I am available for in house geotechnical engineering training, tailored to your company's requirements. I am an authority on Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7 but can teach your workforce any aspect of geotechnical engineering in a truly easy-to-follow manner. Why not contact me and we can see how I can help you out.

Educational consultancy services


I have vast experience and knowledge in curriculum design, professional body accreditation, interaction with industry, internationalisation, programme validation, college articulation, STEM, Athena SWAN and countless other aspects of further and higher education. My expertise could be valuable to your institution as you develop your academic portfolio. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.


Send me your enquiry and I'll get back to you as soon as I can...

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland but covering the UK and beyond.

Registered office: 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh EH3 8EY