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Dr Elise Pegg is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath, and an Orthopaedic Research UK Early-career Research Fellow. Dr Pegg's research is in the fields of Biomaterials and Biomechanics with a focus on orthopaedic applications. After completing her doctorate at the University of Nottingham, Dr Pegg worked in the orthopaedic industry for three years as a research engineer, after which she decided to return to academia and moved to the University of Oxford to become a post-doctoral researcher within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences where she gained valuable insight into clinical practice. Dr Pegg and her research team at the University of Bath are working on developing new computational tools to understand and improve healthcare treatment, with a particular focus on surgical repair of the ankle and knee joints, as well as looking into innovative materials for medical applications to improve performance.

Teaching interests

Dr Pegg teaches on the following units:

  • Experimentation, engineering skills and applied engineering (ME10001)
  • Structural mechanics (ME30030)
  • Group business design project supervision (ME30068/40228)
  • Final year research project supervision (ME40321)
  • Research dissertation supervision (ME50316/50185)

Other responsibilities

  • External Examiner for Medical Engineering programme at the University of Leeds
  • Council member of the UK Society for Biomaterials
  • Member of the Department Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team  for the Department Silver Athena Swan
  • Member of the Faculty Digital Leaders Group
  • Member of the University Equality and Diversity Network
  • Member of the Department Admissions Team

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctor of Engineering, Organic functionalisation of titania, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Oct 2007

External positions

Council Member, United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials

2016 → …

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