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
Senior Lecturer
Higgins Dr Claire Higgins, Bioengineering
Senior Lecturer
 Portrait photo of Dr Kedgley smiling. Dr Angela Kedgley, Bioengineering
Senior 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
Reader 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, Brain Sciences
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.

Nguyen Dr Thuy-Tien Nguyen, Bioengineering
Characterisation of a shock tube for blast injury studies.
 Mathew Hopkins

Dr Matt Hopkins, Surgery & Cancer
Evolution of the smart amputee socket

 Zepur Kazezian

Dr Zepur Kazezian, Bioengineering
The development of a model of Heterotopic Ossification related to blast injuries

Pouya Amiri

Dr Pouya Amiri, Bioengineering
Developing computational musculoskeletal models for lower limb military amputees

Professional Services Staff

 Lucy Foss

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

Cecilie Skaarup Miss Cecilie Skaarup, Bioengineering
Centre Administrator
Satpal Sangha Mr Satpal Sangha, Bioengineering
Technical Supervisor



 s Josh Kaufmann Bone health in amputees. Professor Alison McGregor, Dr Andrew Phillips
 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
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

Understanding neuropathology of blast traumatic brain injury

Professor David Sharp, Dr Magdalena Sastre, Dr Mazdak Ghajari
 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, Professor 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, Professor 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

From front line to fracture – harnessing the destructive power of blast waves in orthopaedic surgery Dr Arul Ramasamy, Dr Spyros Masouros
 Brieuc Panhelleux

Brieuc Panhelleux

Biomechanical outcomes of through-knee amputation for implications in surgical decision-making, prosthetic socket design and long-term health Professor Alison McGregor
 Konstantinos Tsikonofilos

Konstantinos Tsikonofilos

Understanding blast-induced damage of auditory cortex at the level of neuronal circuits using EEG Dr Andrei Kozlov

Krystyna Broda

Models of inappropriate bone formation Dr Claire Higgins
 Lucas Low

Lucas Low

The combined behaviour of pelvis with lumbar spine in underbody blast Dr Spyros Masouros
 Diana Toderita

Diana Toderita

The biomechanical effect of prosthetic design – a combined experimental and computational study Professor Anthony Bull