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Glen studied as a post graduate student in MACE on the Mechanical Engineering Design MSc and then stayed on to complete a PhD in the Design Reliable Systems funded jointly by EPSRC & Volvo Cars. Glen left MACE to join the University of Sheffield as a Research Assistant to test and make biomechanical performance improvements to ambulance stretchers. This increased his interest in bioengineering and he moved to the University of Salford as Research Fellow in the School of Health. He worked on the development of rehabilitation aids for stroke patients involving whole body measurement, neuromuscular control and medical device development. He also investigated lower limb biomechanics linked to diabetes and knee-osteoarthritis.


Glen then became a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University where he taught structures, finite element analysis, mathematics and led the bioengineering research group. His research interests are in understanding medical problems through measurement and modelling, with a particular interest in diabetes, stroke, spinal and lower limb biomechanics. Glen is based in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology with the Bio-Manufacturing/Engineering Research group.

Research interests

  • Biomedical Modelling
  • Medical Device Development
  • Lower Limb Biomechanics
  • Novel Measurement Devices to Understand Medical Problems

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

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Thomas Ashton Institute


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