I completed my Meng in biomedical engineering at UCL. My masters’ studies focused on brain-machine interfaces, rehabilitation and assistive technologies, and my thesis was on machine learning for MRI. My current research is based on providing sensory feedback to amputees using spinal cord stimulation. When I’m not nerding out about prosthetics, I enjoy playing sports, painting and watching comedy shows.
Having just completed a MSc in Biomedical Engineering, I would like to use this and recent experience of transtibial amputation, prosthesis use and rehabilitation services to help optimise prosthetic socket fit and residual limb health awareness from a user perspective.
Prior to this I worked in broadcast engineering for Aljazeera Media Network and the BBC, having gained a BEng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Strathclyde University.
Host institution: University of Southampton
Project title: Digital Prosthetics: Machine Learning and human challenges in designing and testing next-generation personalised limbs.
I’m Fiona and I come from Epping Forest. I have been studying at the University of Southampton since 2016, during which I completed a BSc in mathematics, worked as a sabbatical officer in the student union and have just finished an MSc in Biomedical Engineering. For my Masters’ project I worked under the supervision of Alex Dickinson in creating a statistical shape model of the transtibial amputated limb model and for my PhD will be continuing to build upon this. Outside of my studies I am an avid musician, playing flute, alto/tenor/bari saxophone, bass guitar, double bass etc in various University of Southampton bands/orchestras.
I started studying at the University of Liverpool studying Human Biology and Anatomy. I then took a gap year where I worked as an international sailing coach followed by an attempted ski season before Covid happened. I have recently graduated from the University of Strathclyde with an MSc in Biomedical Engineering. I enjoy doing lots of sports such as sailing, surfing, mountain biking, climbing and skiing.
My research area is surrounding lower limb thermal discomfort in prosthetic users and the validity of permeable prosthetic liner usage.
I was born and raised in Stockport and I am 23 years old. I studied Physics at the University of York and completed a project in medical physics, before undertaking a masters degree in biomedical engineering at the university of Warwick, where I worked on an assistive communications device. My hobbies include making digital art, animations and videos, as well as playing squash and surfing.
I will be based at the university of Strathclyde.
My current project title is roughly: ‘To research and design an in vitro gait simulator to evaluate foot and ankle kinematics and kinetics’
My supervisor is: Dr Angela Kedgley
Other hobbies and interests: Play piano, Indie Music and I am a fan of Strongman.
My project is to optimise the design and device-skin interface of cervical collars used in emergency and rehabilitation settings. I will be using various bioengineering approaches to investigate the conditions that put patients at most risk of getting secondary injuries from cervical collars.
I complete my MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics at the University of Sheffield in 2020. I focussed on the use of computational modelling in bioengineering applications.
My interests mostly revolve around sport; I am currently training for the Brighton marathon 2022 and I am playing for the university of Salford volleyball and ultimate frisbee teams. I also enjoy music and play the alto sax, clarinet, and viola de gamba.
I have had a specific interest in prosthetics from a young age, particularly through its ability to make a meaningful impact on peoples lives whilst utilising my engineering training. I recently completed an undergraduate master’s degree at the University of Birmingham in Mechanical Engineering which included a year in industry at an osseo-integrated prosthetic company, Integrum, in Gothenburg, Sweden. For my PhD project, I will be designing and evaluating a design for a trans-radial socket for use in low and middle income countries. My hobbies include playing hockey, playing guitar, reading, hiking, cycling and being the bassist for a band.
I completed my undergraduate degree with The Open University, combining Natural Sciences and Engineering.
After suffering from complications following a knee operation, I decided I wanted to help people with serious injuries or illnesses become more active. This led me to undertake an MSc in Exercise Medicine at University Centre Shrewsbury before joining the CDT.
In my spare time I enjoy sports, hiking and video games.
Title: Understanding how growth affects children with lower limb loss and the subsequent prosthetic limb design choices for use in low to middle income countries.
Supervisor: Professor Anthony Bull
Originally from Scotland, I spent the last 4 years in London and I recently graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. My focus going forward is on providing prosthetics for children in low to middle income countries and I can’t wait to start the first stage in Salford! My other passions are sport, especially hockey as well as travel, I was incredibly lucky to spend my summer in Canada hiking and camping!