James Trevelyan is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Western Australia. He is best-known for pioneering sheep-shearing robots, remote access laboratories, and landmine clearance methods. He won the pre-eminent award for robotics–the Engelberger Science and Technology Award–in 1993. An expert in the theory of engineering practice, Trevelyan has won several national awards for teaching excellence and awards for papers on engineering education. He is author of “The Making of an Expert Engineer” (CRC Press, 2014) which summarises his pioneering research on how engineering work is actually performed.