I gained my PhD in Bone Biomaterial Interactions in 2001 and then developed a successful research career as a PDRA working with a number of research groups around the world developing my reputation as expert in the field of material induced cell responses. I was appointed as a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering in June 2013 and have been successful at establishing a research group that focuses on designing novel materials for tissue engineering applications. During my time at the School of Engineering I have been responsible for designing and developing a suite of purpose built laboratories and imaging facilities to support this novel research area. In addition I have been successful at ascertaining a number of externally and internally funded grants (UK and international) that have allowed me to develop my multi-disciplinary research group.
I have published a number of high impact seminal research papers and hold a number of international patents.
- Invited Speaker at the Special Interest RSC Biomaterials Conference, Ulster (Invitation to Speak, Royal Society 2017)
- Invited Speaker at Mercia Stem Cell Alliance Conference (Invitation to Speak, MSCA 2016)
- Invited Speaker at the Manchester Stem Cell Research Seminar Series (The University of Manchester 2016)
- Invited Speaker at the RSC Synthetic Biology Meeting (RSC 2015)
- Invitation to speak to GLORI (Glasgow Orthopaedic Research Institute) (Invitation to Speak, GLORI founder Dr Matt Dalby 2010)
- Invitation to speak at Sheffield University (Invitation to Speak, Dr Alison Gartland 2010)
- Early Stage Investigator (Prize, Prof Robert Brown President and awards committee of the TCES 2010)
- Bionow 2010 Emerging Technology Project of the Year (NWDA; Bionow 2010)
- School of Engineering Research Strategy Group
- Coordinator for the School of Engineering Research Seminars
- Programme Director for Advanced Engineering Materials MSc