Susannah is a design engineer specialising in medical devices. She has degrees in both engineering (University of Cambridge) and industrial design (Royal College of Art) and has won numerous awards for her design concepts. She spent a year researching inclusive design in the Engineering Design Centre (University of Cambridge) before completing a PhD in computational analysis of total joint replacement (Imperial College London) under the supervision of Dr Andrew Phillips. She has commercial experience in the orthopaedic and architectural industries and has also worked as a freelance design consultant.
Susannah's current research concerns patient-matched surgical guidance for orthopaedic surgeries. Together with Prof. Justin Cobb, and with funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering, she established Embody, an orthopaedic company specialising in custom planning and instrumentation in July 2012 based at the MSK Lab at Charing Cross Hospital. She is particularly interested in complex cases where 3D pre-operative modelling and intra-operative guidance can assist in planning and undertaking surgery. Further details can be found on the patient matched surgery webpage.
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et al., 2015, Short uncemented stems allow greater femoral flexibility and may reduce peri-prosthetic fracture risk: a dry bone and cadaveric study, Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Vol:16, ISSN:1590-9921, Pages:229-235
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et al., 2014, Unicompartmental knee arthroplasties: Robot vs. patient specific instrumentation, Knee, Vol:21, ISSN:0968-0160, Pages:428-434
Clarke SG, Phillips ATM, Bull AMJ, 2013, Evaluating a suitable level of model complexity for finite element analysis of the intact acetabulum, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol:16, ISSN:1025-5842, Pages:717-724