Anthony Bull PhD DIC ACGI BEng CEng FIMechE
Professor of Musculoskeletal Mechanics
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Research group members
Associated Research Fellows
Dr. Eline van der Kruk
Predict mobility impairments due to ageing
Monique McLaughlin BEng, Msc.
Research Group and Laboratory Manager- Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
PhD and MD(Res)
PhD and MD(Res) candidates
Caryn Urbanczyk completed her MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and her BSc in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego before joining the Musculoskeletal Mechanics lab in 2017 as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Anthony MJ Bull in the Department of Bioengineering and Professor Alison H McGregor in the Department of Surgery & Cancer.
She was awarded the Imperial College President's PhD Scholarship to pursue research into shoulder and spine biomechanics during rowing, working regularly with athletes, coaches, and trainers to improve performance and understand injury mechanisms.
A passionate rower herself, Caryn currently competes with the master's racing team at Thames Rowing Club and serves as a PhD student representative to the Imperial Bioengineering department.
Dave Henson is a PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering, conducting research into the biomechanics of amputees, with a specific focus on bilateral transfemoral amputees. His PhD combines anatomical studies with musculoskeletal modelling to predict subject-specific muscle and joint biomechanical loading conditions. His obtained his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, and his MSc is in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London. Previously, Dave was a Captain in the British Army prior to losing both legs in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2011.
Dave has competed at the Invictus, European Championships, World Championships, and Paralympic Games as a 200m sprinter, winning medals in all competitions. He is a trustee of the Invictus Games Foundation, the Explora Scholarship Fund, and the ADVANCE Study Charity. He is the Veterans’ Advisor to the Centre for Blast Injury Studies and the co-chair and founding member of the CASEVAC Club. Dave is married to Hayley and has two daughters. He was awarded the MBE in 2014 for services to the military and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hertfordshire.
E.A. Dinesh Kumara is a visiting PhD student in the department of Bioengineering, at Imperial College London. His main research interest is in development of an External Bone Fracture Ring Fixator for low-income countries. He is developing a new Ring Fixator clamp to eliminate the wire slippage in between clamp and the Ring. This PhD research is a collaborative research project with Imperial college London and University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
He previously obtained a B.Sc. Engineering Degree from University of Ruhuna, in Sri Lanka, and specialized in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. Currently, he works as a lecturer in University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Previously, he worked as the head of the autonomation department at MAS Active (pvt) Ltd- Asialine, Sri Lanka and Nikini Automaton Systems(pvt) Ltd Company, Sri Lanka as an Engineer.
Dr. Hamid Razak is an Associate Consultant and an ex-Chief Resident in the specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery with the Singapore Health Services (SingHealth).
Dr Hamid takes a keen interest in clinical research, having already published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He was awarded the “SingHealth Publish Award” in 2015 for his research entitled “Generalized ligamentous laxity may be a predisposing factor for musculoskeletal injuries” which he pursued under the mentorship of Professor Howe Tet Sen. Having participated in a wide range of clinical research, he is now pursuing a MD (Res) under the supervision of Professor Anthony Bull at Imperial College London after successfully achieving the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Research Training Fellowship. He concurrently won the prestigious Public Service Commission Lee Kuan Yew Postgraduate Scholarship for this studies at Imperial.
Hristo Dimitrov is a PhD student from the centre for doctoral training in Neurotechnology. His main research interest is in control of active below-knee prostheses. He combines musculoskeletal modeling, machine learning and sensor fusion techniques to design a new approach for lower limb prosthetic control aimed to reduce the medical complications linked with daily lower limb prosthesis use and extend prostheses' capabilities. He has previously obtained an MEng in Bioegineering from the University of Sheffield, an MRes in Neurotechnology from Imperial College London, and has an industry experience as a medical device engineer at GlaxoSmithKline.
Martin Ramette is a PhD candidate in The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies, at Imperial College London. His research focusses on the abnormal formation of bone within the soft tissue of war-wounded amputees, a condition called Heterotopic Ossification and occurring significantly among blast-related casualties. He investigates the putative impact of the mechanical environment on the onset and progression of the disease, through a computational model.
He previously obtained a Diplôme d’Ingénieur degree from École Centale Paris, in France, and specialised in Biomedical Engineering with the corresponding MSc at Imperial College London. His keen interest in human movement and biology coupled with his desire to be useful to society, compliments his current research position.
Alumni - research staff
Alumni - research staff
Advanced musculoskeletal biomechanics modelling for British amputees after blast injuries
NIHR Research Group on Post Conflict Trauma
2018-2016 Dr Erica Di Federico
Tissue mechanics in blast
2018-2016 Mr. Chris Natt
Prosthesis for through-knee amputee
2017-2016 Dr Spencer Barnes
Implant for a transfemoral amputee
2016-2013 Dr Angelo Karunaratne
High strain rate loading scenarios on bone and cartilage
2015-2008 Dr Claire Donaghue
2015-2006 Dr Theofano Eftaxiopoulou
Lower limb injury modelling
2015-2009 Dr Dominic Southgate
Research and Teaching Fellow
2015-2009 Dr Kai Yu Zhang
Modelling the variability in shape of the lower limb skeletal and muscular anatomy
2014-2013 Dr Simin Li
Deformation and fracture of cortical bone tissue under dynamic loading
2012-2008 Dr Spyros Masouros
Experimental and computational modelling of the lower limb under high loading rates
2011-2010 Dr Aliah Shaheen
Shoulder taping and impingement syndrome
2009-2008 Dr Yuhui (Margaret) Yang
Statistical shape modelling and ultrasound instantiation
Alumni - higher degrees
|Degree||Award date||Name||Thesis title||Name of joint supervisor, where appropriate|
YEH, Chia-Han (Marvin)
|Achilles tendon biomechanics||Angela Kedgley, Bioengineering|
|Thoracic injuries in blast||Jon Clasper, Surgery|
|Customisation of musculoskeletal models||Peter Reilly, Bioengineering/Surgery|
AHMADZADEH, M. Hassan
|Validation of muscle force predictions in musculoskeletal models||SOLE|
|Quantifying musculoskeletal reserve in the elderly||Peter Reilly, Bioengineering/Surgery|
AZMI, Nur Liyana
|Musculoskeletal dynamics and muscle function in ACL injury||SOLE|
|A Novel In-Vivo Biomechanical Model of Knee Osteoarthritis in Rodents||SOLE|
|Traumatic amputations and Heterotopic Ossification||Jon Clasper, Bioengineering|
|The mechanics of heterotopic ossification||SOLE|
|Kinetics of rowing||Alison McGregor, Surgery|
ISMAIL, Siti Aida
|Quantitative Ergonomics and Upper Limb Disorders||Angela Kedgley, Bioengineering|
IGAH , Ibi
|Biomarkers in a novel model of osteoarthritis||SOLE|
|PhD||2016||GRIGORIADIS, Grigorios||Heel biomechanics in underbody blast||Spyros Masouros, Bioengineering|
|MD(Res)||2016||SINGLETON, James||Blast injuries and cause of death||Jon Clasper, Bioengineering|
|PhD||2016||PERSAD, Lomas||Shoulder injury in cricket bowlers||SOLE|
|MD(Res)||2016||BONNER, Tim||Blast injuries of the knee||Jon Clasper, Bioengineering|
|PhD||2016||BHUTA, Asim||Biomechanics of Shoulder Arthroplasty Implantation||SOLE SOLE (with industrial supervisor, Edward Draper)|
|MRes||2015||VILLAPUN, Victor||Biomechanics of rowing||SOLE|
|PhD||2014||CHEONG,Vee San||Structural failure and fracture of immature bone||SOLE|
|MRes||2014||BRITZMAN, David||A novel in vivo model of knee osteoarthritis||SOLE|
|PhD||2014||WEINERT-APLIN,Robert||Development of a Foot and Ankle Musculoskeletal Model: Implications for Achilles Tendinopathy||Alison McGregor, Surgery|
|Shape modelling of articular cartilage at the knee||Daniel Rueckert|
|Pelvic motion in gait||Alison McGregor, Surgery|
|Lower limb effects in the rowing activity||Alison McGregor, Surgery|
|The Central Tendon of the Supraspinatus: Structure and Biomechanics||
R. Emery, Surgery; P. Reilly, Surgery
|PhD||2013||NEWELL, Nic||Foot and ankle blast injury and its mitigation||Spyros Masouros, Bioengineering|
|Musculoskeletal biomechanics of the shoulder in functional tasks||Adam Hill|
|PhD||2012||PRINOLD, Joe||Scapular function in high acceleration activities||SOLE|
|PhD||2012||MODENESE, Luca||Hip contact force prediction using a musculoskeletal model of the lower limb||Andrew Phillips, Civil Engineering|
|Lower limb blast injuries||Jon Clasper, Bioengineering|
|MD(Res)||2012||MAJED, Addie||Proximal Humeral Fractures||
R. Emery, Surgery; A. Amis, Mechanical Engineering and Surgery
|Measuring Elbow Kinematics In Cricket Bowling||John Dear, Mechanical Engineering|
|Biomechanics of Double Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction||Andrew Amis, Mechanical Engineering and Surgery|
|Preclinical testing of hip joint arthroplasty||Andrew Phillips, Civil Engineering|
|Assessment of shoulder function in rotator cuff disease||Andrew Wallace, Surgery|
|Forces in the knee during vertical jumping and weightlifting||SOLE|
|Novel approaches to statistical shape modelling of bone||SOLE|
|PhD||2010||SHAHEEN, Aliah||Tracking Scapular Movement||SOLE|
|PhD||2009||MURPHY, Andrew||Elite rowing: technique and performance||Alison McGregor, Surgery|
|Capsular Restraints of the Glenohumeral Joint||Ulrich Hansen, Mechanical Engineering|
|Articular contact in the knee joint: a finite element study||Ulrich Hansen, Andrew Amis|
|PhD||2008||ROCHE, Aidan||Hand Movement: Perception, Control, Imitation & Neural Activity.||Anil Bharath, Bioengineering|
|Biomechanics of weightlifting||Alison McGregor, Surgery|
|PhD||2008||YANG, Yuhui (Margaret)||Shape modelling of bones||Daniel Rueckert, Computing|
|MS||2008||SMITH, Chris||Properties of the labrum||Andrew Amis, Mechanical Engineering|
|MS||2006||EDWARDS, Andrew||Insertional anatomy of the ligaments of the knee||Andrew Amis, Mechanical Engineering|
|PhD||2006||AMADI, Hippolite||Function and mechanics of the passive stabilisers of the shoulder||Ulrich Hansen, Mechanical Engineering|
|PhD||2006||HILL, Adam||Kinematic modelling of the shoulder||SOLE|
|PhD||2004||GUPTE, Chinmay||The meniscofemoral ligaments||Andrew Amis, Mechanical Engineering|
|MS||2004||ROBINSON, James||The posteromedial corner of the knee: its anatomy, mechanical||Andrew Amis, Mechanical Engineering|
|MS||2002||MCDERMOTT, Ian||Human meniscal allograft transplantation: a biomechanical study||Andrew Amis, Mechanical Engineering|
|Alumni - Higher Degrees by Research|