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In my group, Materials for Health, we are developing advanced materials for transformative sustainable healthcare. Specifically, to develop materials that can detect and diagnose the presence of disease at point-of-care. Health and Well-being is the third goal of the UN Sustainability Development Goals, and our research is seeking to contribute to sustaining healthcare, democratising healthcare and tackling the ever increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Current ongoing projects include:

  • Artificial antibody materials for inflammatory maker detection.
  • Microneedle and nanoneedle development for minimally invasive detection methods.
  • Exosome separation for early detection of ovarian cancer.
  • Dynamic force measurements of material/biomarker interactions. 
  • Therapeutic nanocomposite fibres for wound dressings.
  • Smart 3D printing-electrohydrodynamic modules for tissue engineering - see our project website here: BioMed 4.0

Find out more at our group website materialsforhealthlab.org

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath

Oct 2009Jul 2013

Award Date: 3 Jul 2013

External positions

Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Manchester

Jul 2017Mar 2018

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Imperial College London

Mar 2013Jun 2017

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