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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Bristol

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol


Bachelor of Engineering, University of Bristol


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

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties Medicine & Life Sciences
Knee Medicine & Life Sciences
Collagen Engineering & Materials Science
Arthroplasty Engineering & Materials Science
Bone Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrogels Engineering & Materials Science
Bone and Bones Medicine & Life Sciences
Lower Extremity Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2008 2018

Research Output 1997 2019

3D Bioprinting of mature bacterial biofilms for antimicrobial resistance drug testing

Ning, E., Turnbull, G., Clarke, J., Picard, F., Riches, P., Vendrell, M., Graham, D., Wark, A. W., Faulds, K. & Shu, W., 5 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Biofabrication. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Microbial Drug Resistance
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Health costs and efficiencies of patient-specific and single-use instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial

Attard, A., Tawy, G. F., Simons, M., Riches, P., Rowe, P. & Biant, L. C., 29 May 2019, In : BMJ Open Quality. 8, 2, e000493.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Health Care Costs
Randomized Controlled Trials
Operating Rooms
Length of Stay


A biomechanical evaluation of three prosthetic feet

Author: Harris, E. J., 1 Mar 2012

Supervisor: Solomonidis, S. (Supervisor) & Riches, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

A numerical and experimental investigation into size effects within loaded additively manufactured cellular solids

Author: Dunn, M., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Wheel, M. (Supervisor) & Riches, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2014 2017

  • 2 Consultancy
  • 1 Oral presentation

Short-term Lower Limb Mechanics During Stair Descent and Downhill Gait in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients

Cheral Govind (Speaker), Dimitrios Sokratis Komaris (Contributor), Craig Childs (Contributor), Alistair Ewen (Contributor), Artaban Jeldi (Contributor), Jon Clarke (Contributor), Frederic Picard (Contributor), Philip Riches (Contributor)
Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The effect of different types of club on the biomechanics of the golf swing in children

Phil Riches (Advisor)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy