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Tony Miles is Professor of Biomechanics and Director of the Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics. His research area in Biomechanics and Biomaterials relating to orthopaedic implants associated with total joint replacement and fracture treatment.

Tony was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town where he subsequently joined the staff becoming a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bath in 1986 as a Lecturer in Design and was promoted to a Personal Chair in Dec 2000.  Tony was Head of Department between April 2011 and July 2015 and is now Head of the Design and Manufacturing Group.


Tony Miles research is in the fields of Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials. His research is primarily focused on the development of experimental research tools for evaluating the performance of orthopaedic implants used in total joint replacement and fracture treatment. He has also extensive experience in various aspects of fixation of orthopaedic implants.

He has also been involved in the development of biomaterials for augmentation and/or replacement of bone stock associated with impaction grafting used in revision total joint replacement and injectable biomaterials used in bone screw augmentation and vertebral body fractures. He has a developing interest in kinematics of the natural and total knee replacements.

Willing to supervise PhD

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics topics
  • Pre-clinical validation of orthopaedic implants
  • Biomechanics of fracture treatment
  • Biomechanics of hip and knee replacement
  • Biomechanics of the spine
  • Orthopaedic biomaterials
  • Patient functional evaluation

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Projects 2005 2016

Research Output 1983 2018

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)
1 Citations
Open Access
Hip Prosthesis
Hip Replacement Arthroplasties
Open Access
Surface roughness
Materials Testing
2 Citations

Non-invasive vibrometry-based diagnostic detection of acetabular cup loosening in Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Alshuhri, A. A., Holsgrove, T. P., Miles, A. W. & Cunningham, J. L., Oct 2017, In : Medical Engineering & Physics . 48, p. 188-195

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hip Replacement Arthroplasties
Imaging techniques
Bone and Bones
Composite materials
1 Citations

The application of physiological loading using a dynamic, multi-axis spine simulator

Holsgrove, T., Miles, A. & Gheduzzi, S., Mar 2017, In : Medical Engineering & Physics . 41, p. 74-80 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Axial loads


A Dynamic Pre-Clinical Testing Protocol for Intervertebral Disc Replacement Devices

Author: Holsgrove, T., 29 Feb 2012

Supervisor: Gheduzzi, S. (Supervisor) & Miles, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Functional Kinematic Study of Knee Replacement: The Effect of Implant Design and Alignment on the Patellofemoral Joint

Author: Coles, L., 11 Mar 2015

Supervisor: Miles, A. (Supervisor) & Gheduzzi, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Initial Stability of Press-fit Acetabular Components in Total Hip Replacements

Author: Crosnier, E., 12 May 2015

Supervisor: Miles, A. (Supervisor) & Keogh, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


In Vitro Measurement of Fluid Pressurebehind the Acetabular Cup

Author: Sydney, S., 31 Jul 2013

Supervisor: Miles, A. (Supervisor) & Turner, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Measurement of Functional Wrist Motion

Author: Boyd, H., 1 Sep 2008

Supervisor: Miles, A. (Supervisor) & Cunningham, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD