Professor Anthony M J Bull, FREng, Centre Director

Anthony's interest in Injuries stems from a strong history of clinical collaborations and the application of bioengineering to real clinical need in order to have an impact on health and wellbeing. In addition to leading the Centre for Injury Studies, he also leads the Centre for Blast Injury Studies and the Musculoskeletal Medical Engineering Centre, both multi-million pound, multi-disciplinary and multi-investigator research activities at Imperial College. His administrative roles include Head of Department of Bioengineering and Director (Engineering) of the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research hub.


Professor Jon Clasper CBE, Clinical Lead

Jon qualified from Glasgow University in 1986 and completed his basic surgical training in the armed forces. His higher surgical training included a year at the Major Trauma Centre in Baltimore, USA, and 3 years at Oxford. His clinical post is Consultant Trauma and Upper Limb Surgeon at Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust. As Defence Professor in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Jon was responsible for the orthopaedic research focus of the British military which wss a joint post between the military and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. A founding member of Imperial Blast, Jon was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 2010.



Dr Spyros Masouros, Associate Director

Spyros is a Reader in Injury Biomechanics in the Department of Bioengineering. Spyros received his first degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He received his PhD in Biomechanics from Imperial College, London in 2008. Spyros specialises in Finite Element modelling of human joints, material characterisation of soft tissues of joints, physical models of lower limb injury and their mitigation and the design of athroscopic devices.



Professor Alison McGregor, Associate Director

Alison is a Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics in the Department of Surgery and Cancer where she manages the Human Performance Group. Alison trained as a physiotherapist at King's College Hospital, qualifying in 1989, and then studied Biomedical Engineering at Surrey University which led to a PhD project in spinal mechanics and low back pain at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. Her research focuses on the musculoskeletal system with respect to mechanisms of injury, effects of injury on function and rehabilitation and injury management. 

 Dave Sharp

Professor David Sharp, Associate Director

Dave is a neurologist whose research programme aims to improve the clinical outcome after dementia and traumatic brain injury (TBI), focussing on common cognitive impairments in domains such as memory and attention. He uses cognitive neuroscience and advanced neuroimaging to investigate the effect of the brain injury on brain network function and the effects of inflammation and neurodegeneration. As well as his roles as Associate Director of CIS and CBIS, he is also Centre Director of the UK DRI Care Research & Technology, and the Scientific Director of the Imperial College Clinical Imaging Facility.

Lucy Foss


Dr Lucy Foss, Research Programmes Manager

Lucy has extensive experience in pre- and post-award management, and a PhD in neurobiology. She provides externally-facing support and relationship management, as well as overseeing the planning and delivery of the Centre’s research activities. As well as managing the Centre for Injury Studies and the Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Lucy also manages the NIHR Global Health Research Group on POsT Conflict Trauma; PrOTeCT. Prior to joining Imperial Lucy worked in the Grants team at the Wellcome Trust for four years, firstly as a Grants Adviser in the Cellular, Developmental and Physiological Sciences team and then as Team Manager for the Neuroscience and Mental Health remit.

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