The Centre's Management Group is made up of engineers, clinicians and research managers. The group meet monthly to discuss the operational workings of the Centre and future direction. 


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.


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. 


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.

Dr Mazdak Ghajari, Reader in Brain Biomechanics

Mazdak is interested in understanding the effects of mechanical forces on the human body and designing systems that can enhance this interaction to reduce injury and improve health. He also leads a group of researchers at the HEAD lab. His focus is the biomechanics of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and designing measures for prediction, prevention and protection. He employs advanced computational and experimental methods and collaborates with neurologists, industrial partners and standardisation bodies.

Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Shehan is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and Major Trauma Director at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He is the National Clinical Director of Op RESTORE and the National Speciality Advisor for Armed Forces Health. His research interests include outcomes after major trauma, limb reconstruction outcomes, tissue engineering for trauma reconstruction, and hand transplantation.  

Mr Arul Ramasamy, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Arul is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a subspecialty interest in Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also the Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics awarded through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the Head of the Academic Department of Military Trauma and Orthopaedics. Having completed his PhD in 2012, his research interests are focussed on military trauma, rehabilitation and sports medicine. He has supervised many PhD students and has been awarded over £5m in grant funding. He is the recipient of the ABC Travelling Fellowship in 2018 from the British Orthopaedic Association.


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, Lucy also manages a number of the grants within the Centre, including the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Physical Trauma & Injury POsT ConflicT; iPrOTeCT, and helps coordinate large collaborative grant applications. Prior to joining Imperial Lucy worked in the Grants team at Wellcome for four years, as as a Grants Adviser in the Cellular, Developmental and Physiological Sciences team and then as Team Manager for the Neuroscience and Mental Health remit.

Dr Emily Lumley, Research Programmes Manager

Emily is one of two Research and Programme Managers for the Centre for Injury Studies. She joined the Centre in May 2022 as Maternity Cover for Lucy Foss and has been retained to work with Lucy and assist in the work. She is currently working on the Blast and Conflict Injury Conference that will be held in July 2024 and other smaller events within the Centre. In addition to this, she also works on a Quality and Regulatory Approval (QARA) Hub for the iPrOTeCT (Physical Trauma from Injury & POsT Conflict) project funded by the NIHR. This project has partners in Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Rwanda and the QARA position is working towards a better understanding of regulatory approval requirements in low- and middle-income countries, starting with those associated with the project.

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