January 2019 – Present: Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering (HEFC Funded)

Current roles include

• School of Pharmacy & Bioengineering Equality, Diversity Inclusion Chair
• School of Pharmacy & Bioengineering Elected Member of Senate
• Regenerative Medicine FReT Membership Co-lead
• Staff-Student liaison officer for MSc Biomed/CTE/MedEng

2016-2019: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Keele University)

Education record

2021: FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2012-2016: Ph.D Bioengineering Cancer Studies (Keele University)
2010-2011: MSc Cell and Tissue Engineering (Keele University)
2006-2009: BSc Neuroscience and Psychology (Keele University)

Research and scholarship

Research themes

Regenerative Medicine/Healthcare Technologies

Research interests

My research interests are multidisciplinary; utilising bioengineering, spectrometry and spectroscopy to advance healthcare technologies and understanding. Primary focuses are to move analytical technology and practices to the non-invasive or non-destructive routes.

Scope of interests: Mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS, GC-MS), vibrational spectroscopy (Mid-Infrared FTIR, Synchrotron-FTIR, Raman) preclinical models, supporting technologies, tissue engineering, lungs/Respiratory, ear/nose/throat, stem cell biology, biomarkers, volatile organic compounds, imaging, In vitro modelling, clinical translation, breath analysis, body fluid profiling, cell headspace (the exometabolome).

Current lab group activity

The use of Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) and Vibrational Spectroscopy to profile models of irritable bowel syndromes (IBS), study age related hearing loss (improving basic scientific knowledge, diagnostics and interventions) and investigate the role of cell culture conditions on stem cell metabolic outputs.

Group members

  • Amy Worrall (PhD Student, 2019-)
  • Sara Barreto (PhD Student, CDT funded, 2019-)


Module lead: MSc Cell & Tissue Engineering (MSc CTE) Cell Biomechanics, BSc Cell & Tissue Engineering (BSc CTE)

Current topics in Regenerative Medicine.

Teaching contributions: MSc CTE; Human Physiology and Anatomy Medical technology projects (Research dissertation projects), Academic Mentor. BSc CTE; Human Physiology and Anatomy, Experimental research methodology. MPharm Stage 4 Final year research projects.


School address:
School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
Hornbeam Building
Keele University

Research centre address:
School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
Guy Hilton Research Centre
Thornburrow Drive
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 674988

Jack Ashley building accessibility

Undergraduate enquiries:
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Postgraduate enquiries:
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Keele Centre for Medicines Optimisation (KCMO)
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