Contract Research Fellow
I joined the Biomaterials Research Unit at Aston University having completed from first degree in Biological Sciences to study for a PhD.
On completion of my PhD I was employed as a Research Fellow within the Biomaterials Research Unit.
I have been involved in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (formerly Teaching Company Schemes) since 1996 providing academic, administration and co ordination support.
1989 – date: Research Fellow, Biomaterials Research Unit, Aston University
I taught Chemistry of Living Systems to undergraduates and currently involved in running MSc Practicals in Biomaterials. I am involved in assisting with supervision of students within the Biomaterials Research Unit labs.
Interaction of biomedical polymers with living biological systems in particular the biochemical analysis of spoilation processes including contact lenses, intra ocular lenses and the development of biomimetic polymers for prosthetic applications e.g. keratoprosthesis and spinal disc, analysis of biological interaction between prosthetic materials and their host environment in particular ophthalmic materials and tear fluid, spoilation and cleaning effects.