Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Design
I joined Aston University as a new lecturer in September 2014 at a very exciting time for Engineering in the UK, with industry growth there is even more demand for skilled engineering and design graduates. My passion has been to bring benefit to others through engineering and education. This is fulfilled through academic excellence with expertise in modelling biomechanical systems and developing skilled conscientious engineers.
I obtained a First class honours MEng degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. I then went on to complete a PhD in shoulder implants in Imperial College London. My work was a key contribution to a successful £1 million grant application awarded to the Imperial College Biomechanics group. My research interest has led me to win funding for an independent fellowship of £46,000 at the University of Birmingham where I investigated the use of accelerometers in monitoring lower limb fractures. Before joining the Mechanical Engineering and Design group at Aston, I took up a post as a research fellow at the University of Leeds. I was working as part of a multidisciplinary team of dentists, microbiologists, engineers and academics to deliver an in-situ tooth model vital for testing dental and tissue engineering regenerative therapies.
My focus throughout my research has been to explore the human condition under disease and investigate the means to improve medical treatments using engineering applications. To date my research projects include: studying the mechanics of shoulder implant loosening; investigating the use of accelerometers to monitor lower limb fractures; and co-designing an in-situ tooth model vital for testing dental therapies. The techniques used to investigate these clinical problems include:
My current areas of interests are:
PhD Plus Fellowship (EPSRC), £46,000
Royal Academy of Engineering
IC Trust (Imperial College)
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