Comprised of unique multidisciplinary collaborations between military medical officers and civilian engineers and scientists, the Centre attracts outstanding researchers and students from around the world, all of whom are dedicated to addressing the difficult research issues surrounding blast injury with a clinically-led approach.


Academic Staff

Bull Professor Anthony Bull, Bioengineering (Centre Director)
Professor of Musculoskeletal Mechanics, Head of Department of Bioengineering
Clasper Professor (Col) Jon Clasper CBE, Bioengineering
Visiting Professor, Clinical Lead

Dr Robert Dickinson, Surgery & Cancer
Senior Lecturer

  Ghajari Dr Mazdak Ghajari, Dyson School of Design Engineering
Higgins Dr Claire Higgins, Bioengineering
Senior Lecturer
 Portrait photo of Dr Kedgley smiling. Dr Angela Kedgley, Bioengineering
Lecturer in Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Kozlov Dr Andrei Kozlov, Bioengineering
Senior Lecturer in Auditory Neuroscience and Biophysics
Masouros Dr Spyros Masouros, Bioengineering
Senior Lecturer in Trauma Biomechanics
McGregor Professor Alison McGregor, Surgery & Cancer
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics
  Phillips Dr Andrew Phillips, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Senior Lecturer
Bill Proud Dr Bill Proud, Physics
Reader in Shock Physics
Sara Rankin
Professor Sara Rankin, National Heart & Lung Institute
Professor of Leukocyte and Stem Cell Biology
  Reichenbach Dr Tobias Reichenbach, Bioengineering
Senior Lecturer in Biophysics of Hearing and Sensory Neuroscience
 Portrait photo of Professor Rice smiling. Professor Andrew Rice, Department of Surgery and Cancer
Professor of Pain Research
Sharp Professor David Sharp, Medicine
Professor of Neurology

 Portrit photo of Professor Wilson smiling. Professor Mark Wilson, Department of Surgery and Cancer
Clinical Professor of Brain Injury

Associated Academics


Professor Martyn Boutelle, Bioengineering

Jeffers Dr Jonathan Jeffers, Mechanical Engineering
Senior Lecturer
  Mayhew Dr Emily Mayhew, Bioengineering
Visiting Researcher
  Ramasamy Dr Arul Ramasamy, Bioengineering
Honorary Research Fellow

Research Staff

  Bruyns-Haylett Dr Michael Bruyns-Haylett, Bioengineering

How blast-induced injury affects the excitation-inhibition balance and its regulation in auditory cortex.

  Carpanen Dr Dilen Carpanen, Bioengineering
Computational blast biomechanics.
Ding Dr Ziyun Ding, Bioengineering
Musculoskeletal biomechanics of lower limb blast injuries.
 Donat Dr Cornelius Donat, Medicine
Neuroimaging in animal models of traumatic brain and blast injury.

Nguyen Dr Thuy-Tien Nguyen, Bioengineering
Characterisation of a shock tube for blast injury studies.
Head shot of David Sory

Mr David Sory, Physics
The effects of load and strain rate on biological systems.

o.e Mr Octave Etard, Bioengineering
Developing methods to assess auditory system functions through electrophysiology.

Neurostimulation of the coretx

Professional Services Staff

 Portrait of Lucy Foss smiling

Dr Lucy Foss, Bioengineering
Research Programmes Manager (responsible for the management of the Centre)

 Headshot of Amanda Wallace Miss Amanda Wallace, Bioengineering
Centre Administrator
Satpal Sangha Mr Satpal Sangha, Bioengineering
Technical Supervisor



 k Benjamin Butler Adaptation of models to the study of blast injury. Dr Katherine Brown
Mathew Hopkins Matthew Hopkins Smart sockets for blast rehabilitation.
Professor Alison McGregor
 s Josh Kaufmann Bone health in amputees. Professor Alison McGregor, Dr Andrew Phillips
Richard Richard Pangonis Blast biomechanics of the human head.
Dr Mazdak Ghajari
 k Eduardo Rebelo Modelling of injury and protection of the foot & ankle in mounted blast Dr Spyros Masouros
Marina Marina Saiz Alía Development of an objective diagnosis of hidden hearing loss and application in the armed forces Dr Tobias Reichenbach
Yu Xiancheng Yu Improving helmet design to protect against the effects of blast exposure Dr Mazdak Ghajari
Dan Dan Zaharie Mitigation of hard and soft tissue pelvic injuries. Dr Andrew Phillips
Biranavan Sivapuratharasu Biranavan Sivapuratharasu Understanding Spinal Loading in Amputees Professor Alison McGregor
 r Martin Ramette Influence of the mechanical loading environment on the development of Heterotopic Ossification Professor Anthony Bull
 Kirstie Kirstie Edwards Optimising an offloading orthosis for severe foot and ankle injuries Dr Spyros Masouros, Dr Arul Ramasamy
 E Ashworth Emily Ashworth Searching for Civilian Surrogates for Military Blast Traumatic Brain Injuries Professor Mark Wilson
 HAZEL MAY Hazel May

Novel neuroprotective treatments and mechanisms of injury in blast traumatic brain injury

Dr Robert Dickinson
 Azor Adriana Azor  Effect of blast waves on the brain’s structural and functional integrity; a neuroimaging study of blast traumatic brain injury  Dr Mazdak Ghajari, Professor David Sharp
 k Peter Le Feuvre   

Defining a future rehabilitation pathway for lower limb military amputees: a consensus of clinicians, healthcare managers and patients.

Professor Alison McGregor, Porfessor Anthony Bull
 Louise Louise McMenemy  Preventing amputation: Optimising treatment in complex foot and ankle injuries Dr Spyros Masouros
 Iain Rankin

Iain Alexander Rankin 

Dismounted Pelvic Blast Injury Dr Spyros Masouros, Professor Col Jon Clasper

Shruti Turner 


Understanding the clinical utility of prosthetic socket sensors to improve prosthetic fit and rehabilitation

 Professor Alison McGregor, Porfessor Anthony Bull

Sarah Dixon-Smith


Blast Injury and Chronic Pain: Treatments and Outcomes, a Very Long-Term Cohort Study

Dr Emily Mayhew, Professor Andrew Rice
 E Varano

Enrico Varano


Audiovisual Hearing Aids for APD Treatment

Dr Tobias Reichenbach
 Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart

Osteogenic effect of blast waves on stem cells and bone marrow Dr Arul Ramasamy, Dr Claire Higgins, Dr Spyros Masouros

Alastair Darwood

  Dr Arul Ramasamy, Dr Spyros Masouros