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Personal Statement

Research interests include orthopaedic device design, robotic/haptic orthopaedic surgery and experimental and computational hard and soft tissue mechanics. In particular, the application of

  • poroelastic (biphasic) modelling,
  • dynamic mechanical analysis,
  • atomic force microscopy, and
  • nanoindentation

of bone, cartilaginous tissue and tissue engineered constructs in fundamental and applied contexts, namely hip and knee arthroplasty and intervertebral disc biomechanics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Industrial and Environmental Modelling, University of Bristol

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

Doctor of Philosophy, Knoop Microhardness of Diaphyseal Bone, University of Bristol

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Master of Science, Bioengineering, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Bristol

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994


  • biomechanics
  • tissue mechanics
  • orthopaedics
  • musculoskeletal
  • hip
  • knee
  • spine
  • porous materials


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