Dr Laura Leslie

Laura Leslie


Biomedical Engineering Group

0121 204 3747


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Qualifications & Education

PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Birmingham

MSc in Medical Engineering & Biomechanics, University of Leeds

BEng in Materials Science & Technology, University of Birmingham

Teaching Activity

Laura teaches on the CDIO modules and the first year Engineering Science module.

Research Interests

Biomaterials and medical device testing

The interaction between artificial implants and the human body

Alternatives to animal testing

Selected Publications

LJ Leslie, LJ Marshall, MD Coleman, GD Tansley, “The haemolytic effects of a Spiral Groove Bearing designed for cell exclusion in Couette Flow”, Artificial Organs, Submitted.

LJ Leslie, LJ Marshall, A Devitt, A Hilton, GD Tansley, “Cell Exclusion in Couette Flow: Evaluation through flow visualisation and mechanical forces”, Artificial Organs, 2013, 37(3): 267-275.

LJ Leslie, MJ Jenkins, DET Shepherd, SN Kukureka, “The effect of the environment on the mechanical properties of medical grade silicones”, J Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2008, 86B: 460–465.

LJ Leslie, SN Kukureka, DET Shepherd, “Crack-growth of medical-grade silicone using pure shear tests”, Proc. IMechE, Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine, 2008, 222(H6), 977-982.


13th June 2014, Naughton Dunn club meeting, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK. K Lamb, G Swadener, LJ Leslie, K Theivendran, SC Deshmukh, 'Novel Osteoporotic Bone Screws Tested Using 3-D Rapid Prototyping' – Winner of Best Poster Prize

11-14th Sep. 2013, XXXX European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO) Congress, Glasgow, UK. LJ Leslie, LJ Marshall & GD Tansley, ‘Cell Exclusion Reduces Haemolysis in Couette Flow’ – Winner of ESAO Congress Best Poster Award

9-13th June 2013, CDIO: Engineering Leadership in Innovation and Design, Cambridge, MA, USA. LJ Leslie, L Prince & G Thomson, 'Student input in the development of a marking scheme for improved engineering logbooks'

12th Mar. 2012, SET for Britain, Houses of Parliament, London, UK. LJ Leslie, LJ Marshall & GD Tansley, Poster, ‘A Novel Bearing Design to Facilitate Blood Cell Exclusion in Couette Flow’

16th Mar. 2011, Celebrating Aston Research Event, Aston University, UK. LJ Leslie & GD Tansley, Poster, ‘Blood cell exclusion in Couette flow’

13-15th Sep. 2006, Royal Academy of Engineering Futures Meeting on Musculoskeletal Mechanics, University of Durham, UK. Presentation entitled ‘The effect of environment and other factors on the mechanical strength of medical grade silicones’

8th June 2006, BOSE Enduratec Users Meeting, University of Birmingham, UK. Presentation entitled ‘Fatigue Testing of Medical Grade Silicones’

11-14th Dec. 2005, First International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Hawai’i, USA. Presentation entitled ‘The Evaluation of Silicone Materials in the Manufacture of Single-Piece Joint Replacements for Use in the Human Hand’

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