Research Leaders

Our research is overseen by academic leaders from each of our partner universities.

Dr Ceri Williams

Dr Ceri Williams, Director of Research and Innovation Development, University of Leeds Dr Williams’ role is key to addressing the University of Leeds Strategic Plan (2014-2020) that has set an ambitious target to grow research and innovation funding by 50% to £200m per annum by 2020. As Director of Research and Innovation Development, Dr Williams leads a team of […]

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Professor Paul Hatton

Professor Paul Hatton, Head of the Bioengineering and Health Technologies Research Group (School of Dentistry), University of Sheffield Professor Hatton has interests in biomaterials, medical devices and tissue engineering for clinical applications in human skeletal tissues. He is Chair of the international EXPERTISSUES FP6 Network of Excellence Education & Training Committee, and member of the […]

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Professor Phil Coates

Professor Phil Coates, Director of the Polymer Interdisciplinary Research Centre, University of Bradford Professor Coates leads a team of researchers who have a unique capability in leading edge polymer processing, including micro moulding, small scale extrusion and solid phase orientation processing of polymers and biomaterials. Professor Coates is also Director of the Research Councils UK […]

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Professor David Grant

Professor David Grant, Head of theAdvanced Materials Research Group, University of Nottingham Professor Grant has a wide portfolio in Biomaterials, Coatings and Energy. In Biomaterials and coatings he currently has multiple research projects on new organic and inorganic materials micro and nano-structures, biomaterial surfaces, orthopaedic and anti-microbial coatings investigating both fundamental and translational outputs into […]

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Professor Kenny Dalgarno

Professor Kenny Dalgarno, Deputy Director of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices, Newcastle University Professor Dalgarno is the Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle University. He has been researching innovative approaches to the processing of biomaterials for more than a decade, and he is also Deputy Director of the Arthritis […]

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Professor John Fisher

Professor John Fisher, Director of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices, University of Leeds Professor Fisher is a world leading academic in the field of medical engineering, who has more than 35 year’s experience of multi-disciplinary research to support innovative design and manufacturing in medical devices. He is Director of a range of […]

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