• Room 1.541 Stopford Building, Oxford Road

    M13 9PG Manchester

  • Manchester Orthopaedic Research and Education, First Floor, Trafford General Hospital

    M41 5SL Manchester

Personal profile

Overview

I am an early career Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and Manager for the ICRS Patient Registry.

As a Biomedical Engineer, my research interest is focused on the clinical and biomechanical assessment of lower limb biomechanics. I am particularly interested in the biomechanics of the knee, and specialise in cartilage injury and arthritis. I am also involved in research into novel treatments and methods of preventing disease progression in osteochondral injury and osteoarthritis.

I am passionate about research in the field of orthopaedics, as well as working with surgeons and industry partners to help better our understanding of the treatments of cartilage repair and joint preservation.

 

My current Fellowship is investigating the biomechanical outcomes of autologous chondrocyte implantation as a treatment for cartilage lesions in the knee. This Fellowship is funded by Orthopaedic Research UK and the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. 

Social responsibility

As a STEM Ambassador, I visit local schools in Manchester at least once a month to promote interest in STEM subjects. The activities I am involved with include attending career evenings, teaching particular subjects, interview preparation with pupils, and general education of less common STEM subjects such as biomedical engineering. 

I also involve myself in events aimed at engaging members of the public in research.

Involving patients in our research is also a major priority of mine. I often host focus groups with patients that are aimed at directing our future research in osteaorthritis. 

My group

Manchester Orthopaedic Research and Education (MORE) Group

Other group members

Professor Leela Biant

Mr Michael McNicholas

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde

1 Sept 201425 Jun 2018

Award Date: 25 Jun 2018

Master of Research, Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde

1 Sept 201311 Nov 2014

Award Date: 11 Nov 2014

Bachelor of Science, Anatomy, University of Glasgow

1 Sept 200924 Jun 2013

Award Date: 24 Jun 2013

External positions

Patient Registry Manager, International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society

1 May 2022 → …

Areas of expertise

  • RD Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • QM Human anatomy
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • gait analysis
  • Human Biology
  • QP Physiology

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Gait Analysis
  • 3D Motion Capture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Orthopaedics
  • Kinematics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • MATLAB programming
  • Lua programming
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Arthritis
  • Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery

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