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Personal Statement

My research aims to develop improved diagnostic tests for clinically important conditions such as, drug resistant bacterial infections, sepsis and cancer.  In the group we work on a range of sensor systems, from high value microfabricated sensor systems through to low cost devices for use in resource limited settings. 

Current projects under my supervision include -

I joined Strathclyde in 2016 as a Chancellor's Fellow in Health Technologies and became a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering during 2019.  I have a background in biological and chemical sensing having obtained a PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry from Cranfield University followed by periods of Post Doctoral research at Southampton and Edinburgh Universities.  Past achievements include development of an assay for MRSA which was patented and licensed for development, the award of a Longitude Prize Discovery Award during 2017 for a project called "Microplate" and with colleagues from the University of Leeds, development of a microelectrode sensor for prompt diagnosis of sepsis.

Areas of particular interest include: electrochemical and optical techniques, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), microfabricated sensor systems and microelecrode sensor arrays for multi target diagnostic assays.

Our work is often highly interdisciplinary involving industrial partners (e.g. GSK, National Nuclear Laboratory and AstraZeneca) and projects rely on close collaboration with other academics, including: clinicians, microbiologists, neuroscientists, electrical engineers and chemists.

I also have expertise of electrochemical sensing in harsh and extreme environments and aqueous & non aqueous electroplating techniques.  Prior to joining Strathclyde, I was involved in developing a microelectrode sensor for use in nuclear fuel reprocessing (as part of the EPSRC sponsored "REFINE" project) and was involved in comissioning an open access national facility for nuclear fuel reprocessing research at the University of Edinburgh.  During these projects I developed strong links with the National Nuclear Laboratory and carried ot experiments at NNL Central Lab - Sellafield.

Teaching Interests

I am module leader for BE915 - Medical Science which is a module taught within MSc Biomedical Engineering.

I also contribute to the following courses in the Department of Biomedical Engineering -

Cell Biology I (BE105) - Metabolism (Lectures)

Cell Biology II (BE207) - Physical Chemistry/Methods in Cell Biology - (Lectures and Teaching Labs)

Research Methods (BE428) - Statistical analysis of data sets (Lectures and Computer Labs)

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Projects 2016 2023

Research Output 2009 2019

  • 26 Article
  • 2 Patent
  • 1 Conference contribution book
  • 1 Review article

Antibiotic Susceptibility Tester

Corrigan, D. & Hoskisson, P., Sep 2019, 10 Sep 2019

Research output: Patent

Anti-Bacterial Agents
9 Citations (Scopus)

A review of microfabricated electrochemical biosensors for DNA detection

Blair, E. O. & Corrigan, D. K., 1 Jun 2019, In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 134, p. 57-67 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biosensing Techniques
Biosensors
DNA
Point-of-Care Systems
Microtechnology

Activities 2009 2019

Addressing the global rise in antimicrobial resistant infections through lab-on-a-chip technology

Damion Corrigan (Participant)
Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course