BSc and PhD attained at Newcastle University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Worked in the offshore oil industry for 10 years prior to joining Loughborough University in 1991 as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.
Research Interests and Activities
Robotics, Control and Mechatronics, including:
Robotic assistance in orthopaedic surgery
Automatic evaluation of bone quality
Design of fail-safe compact robotic devices
Passive manipulators with automatic positioning
Robotic/mechatronic assistance in emergency neurosurgical procedures
General engineering/mechatronics in medicine applications
Editorial board membership: The IFAC Journal of Mechatronics
Professional affiliation: Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
International conferences: Co-Chair of ImechE Seminar onMechatronics in Medicine, Healthcare & Reahabilitation – Applications and Solutions – Loughborough 2003; National/International committee member of the International Conference on Climbing & Walking Robots (CLAWAR) London 2005, Brussels 2006, Singapore 2007, Coimbra (Portugal) 2008; MECHATRONICS 2006, Malvern (USA) 2006; and of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE/RSJ IROS 2007, San Diego (USA)
Advisory roles: EPSRC College member; Committee Member of BSI AMT/00-/2: Robots for Manufacturing Environment, which mirrors the ISO TC184/SC2 Robots and Robotic Devices committee in relation to standadisation for mobile service robotics.
Referee for Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Journal of Mechatronics, and Journals from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Collaborative Research: Current examples include Mechatronic Assistance for Emergency Neurosurgical Procedures with Nottingham University Hospital; Mechatronic Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery with Glenfield Hospital (Leicester) and Castle Hill Hospital (East Yorkshire).
2003: IMechE best paper for the Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Proceedings (Part I) for the paper “Fuzzy logic control for in-pipe mobile robotic system navigation”
Control Engineering, Part B (Responsible Examiner)
Robotics and Control, Part C (Responsible Examiner)
Mechanisms and Robotics, MSc (Responsible Examiner)
Industrial Training Placement (Responsible Examiner)
Director of Professional Training
IMechE Academic Liaison Officer
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