Byron is a Professor in Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, where he teaches broadly across the Engineering undergraduate syllabus, supervises graduate students and leads a wide-ranging research program concerned with offshore engineering problems, collaborating closely with industry.

As a Director of The Oxford Science Park, since 2002, Byron is closely involved in overseeing the Park’s management and development strategy.

A Civil Engineer by training, gaining his doctorate in geotechnical engineering from Balliol College Oxford, Byron is also an Australian Rhodes Scholar and holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia.