Personal profile


I graduated from University College of North Wales and then carried out a PhD at Leeds University before moving to UCL where I spent over 25 years as a Biomedical Engineer. During my time at UCL I worked at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where I developed and translated a number of orthopaedic implants into clinical practice. I am a past President of the British Orthopaedic Research Society. I have been awarded the UCL prize for enterprise and innovation, an NHS innovation award and the UCL consultants award. I sit on a number of scientific advisory boards and have been involved in the generation of three spin out companies. I hold several patents. I have published over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and a number of book chapters. I have successfully supervised over 30 PhD and MD students.

Research Interests

My current research investigates the reattachment of tendons to bone and to implant surfaces, the integration of implants with the skeleton, the wear of implant bearing materials and the use of bone graft substitute materials.  Recent research has focused on the design and development of transcutaneous implants, which have transformed the lives of amputees. 

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
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

BSc (Hons), Marine Biology , Bangor University

Award Date: 19 Jun 2024

Ph.D., Biofilm formation, University of Leeds

External positions

Honorary Professor , Royal Veterinary College University of London

Honorary Professor , University College London


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