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Personal Statement

My research focus is the development of medical devices involving extracorporeal support for the cardiovascular system, particularly therapeutic apheresis. This work has included technologies concerned with postoperative pulmonary edema, sepsis, and ex-situ perfusion of organs and extremities.

Beyond this core focus I have a strong interest in the development of medical technologies for low resource settings and the particular challenges these environments present. Furthermore, I am involved in projects concerning blood smear analysis, exploring applications of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), and remote data acquisition from wearable devices.

I joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in February 2016 as a Knowledge Exchange Associate having previously completed an EngD at the UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Healthcare Technologies. This InnovateUK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Brightwake Ltd involved the development of a novel medical device for use in intensive care treatment of patients with sepsis. I was subsequently appointed as a Research Associate in the same department in February 2018. I am also a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology and a STEM Ambassador.

Projects 2010 2016

Thesis

Development of a superabsorber based haemofiltration technology for use in paediatric cardiac surgery

Author: Davis, P., 1 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Gourlay, T. (Supervisor) & Connolly, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis