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Dr Gheduzzi is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. Her research is in the area of biomechanics and biomaterials and focuses on orthopaedic applications such as hip and knee joint replacements, fracture healing and fixation of spinal deformities.

Dr Gheduzzi was awarded a degree from the University of Modena, Italy, in 1995 and obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath in 2001. In the same year she joined the former Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Bristol as a Lecturer. She returned to the University of Bath in 2006.


Dr Gheduzzi’s broad field of research is in the application of engineering principles to current orthopaedic problems. This ranges from the design and evaluation of implants and biomaterials suitable for implantation in the human body to the development of novel diagnostic techniques.

Dr Gheduzzi has a special interest in the application of ultrasound to living tissue, both as a stimulant for functional growth in vitro and in vivo and as a quantitative diagnostic tool.

Dr Gheduzzi’s work is multidisciplinary in nature and relies on the collaboration with colleagues from disciplines such as Orthopaedics, Physics, Biology and Chemical and Electrical Engineering.

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Projects 2011 2017

KTP with Bray Group Limited

Ould, M. & Gheduzzi, S.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

An e-Resource for formative assessment and automated feedback

Gheduzzi, S.


Project: OtherInternally Funded Research

Enhancing Group Work Experience in Engineering

Gheduzzi, S. & Edmead, C.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 1996 2018

Comparison of vertebral body displacements obtained by DIC and motion capture in a cervical spine impact experiment

Boyd, S., Silvestros, P., Agostinho Hernandez, B., Gill, H., Cazzola, D., Preatoni, E. & Gheduzzi, S., 2018, British Orthopaedic Research Society Conference 2018 - BORS 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Musculoskeletal system
Optoelectronic devices

Estimation of cervical spine internal loads with the use of validated bushing elements for sport collisions. Application in the analysis of head impacts in rugby contact events

Silvestros, P., Preatoni, E., Gill, R., Gheduzzi, S., Agostinho Hernandez, B., Holsgrove, T. & Cazzola, D., Jan 2018, (Submitted) Abstract Book of the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland, 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Estimation of viscoelastic bushing parameters of a musculoskeletal cervical spine model in impact scenarios

Silvestros, P., Boyd, S., Agostinho Hernandez, B., Gheduzzi, S., Gill, H., Preatoni, E. & Cazzola, D., 2018, British Orthopaedic Research Society Conference 2018 - BORS 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Axial loads

The equivalence of multi-axis spine systems: Recommended stiffness limits using a standardized testing protocol

Holsgrove, T., Amin, D., Ramos Pascual, S., Ding, B., Welch, W., Gheduzzi, S., Miles, A., Winkelstein, B. & Costi, J., 21 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 70, p. 59-66

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Loads (forces)