Research and scholarship
Research collaboration with Professor Ying Yang
(ISTM) has centred on developing a new technique to grow bone nodules using mesenchymal stem cells. This has potential application in clinical practice as an alternative to currently available bone grafts. I am co-supervisor for a PhD student involved in this project. Funding has been secured, several papers have been published and commercial partners are being sought.
My research background also involves developing a materials testing laboratory in Liverpool during my Spinal Fellowship, for testing various spinal implants and also kinematics assessment of scapho-lunate instability in wrists.
I am also involved in a clinical research project involving multiple myeloma and back pain at the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) for which funding is being sought.