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I am a Senior Lecturer within the Biomedical Engineering Department. I lead a multidisciplinary research team focused on the development of enhanced medical implants. All of my research is carried out in collaoboration with academic colleagues drawn from pharmacology, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and I have collaborations with a number of clinical groups and industry partners to help advance the more applied aspects of my programme.
I am the Director of the MSc Biomedical Engineering Programme. I also teach on a variety of modules within the MSc/MEng/BEng Biomedical Engineering degree programmes. My current contributions include:
BE911 Engineering Science (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)
BE919 Research Methodology (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)
BE903 Cardiovascular Devices (Coronary Stents and Vascular Grafts lectures)
BE901 Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)
BE101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)
I also supervise final year undergraduate research projects and MSc projects.
I have a number of research interests which range from basic to applied research. My current focus is on the development of cardiovascular and orthopaedic medical implants, which resist infection and integrate effectively with the surrounding cells and tissue. I am currently investigating the role that advanced polymer materials, novel drug delivery technologies, and intelligent monitoring systems have to play in this. Of particular interest to me is the role that endogenous healing responses play in implant performance and how these might be modulated using regenerative medicine type approaches. We are also exploring the mechanisms governing biofilm formation on medical implants and investigating how these might be inhibited through novel surface coatings. All of my research is carried out in multidisciplinary teams, with academic colleagues drawn from pharmacology, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and I have collaborations with a number of clinical groups and industry partners to help advance the more applied aspects of my programme.
Expertise & Capabilities
Drug Delivery Technology
Non-invasvie monitoring of cells and tissues
Synthetic Artery Manufacture
Modelling Vascular Response to Injury
University of Strathclyde
Award Date: 19 Sep 2016
Doctor of Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Award Date: 1 Jan 2008
Bachelor of Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Award Date: 1 Jan 2001
Vice Chair NET Grant Panel, Heart Research UK
Member , Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
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McCormick, C. & McKittrick, C., 2021, Drug Delivery Devices and Therapeutic Systems: Developments in Biomedical Engineering and Bioelectronics. Chappel, E. (ed.). p. 107-127 20 p. (Developments in Biomedical Engineering and Bioelectronics).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
McCormick, C., Oldroyd, K. & McGinty, S., 15 May 2021, In: International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 601, 15 p., 120575.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
McKittrick, C. M. (Creator), McCormick, C. (Supervisor) & Black, R. (Supervisor), University of Strathclyde, 20 Aug 2019
Data for: "Combining mathematical modelling with in vitro experiments to predict in vivo drug-eluting stent performance"