Group leaderAnthony Bull

Anthony Bull PhD DIC ACGI BEng CEng FIMechE

Professor of Musculoskeletal Mechanics

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Research group members

Research fellows

Associated Research Fellows

Research staff

Research staff

Dr. Eline van der Kruk
Predict mobility impairments due to ageing

Human movement biomechanics and rehabilitation
  
Reinforcement learning within rehabilitative medicine
 
Bone statistical shape modelling
 
In vivo heterotopic ossification model of blast injury

Support staff

Support staff

Monique McLaughlinMonique McLaughlin BEng, Msc.

Research Group and Laboratory Manager- Musculoskeletal Biomechanics  

 

PhD and MD(Res)

PhD and MD(Res) candidates

 

Caryn UrbanczykCaryn 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 HensonDave 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.

 


 

Dinesh Kumara

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.


Hamid Bin Abd Razak

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 DimitrovHristo 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

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

Heel biomechanics in blast injuries
 
2020-2016 Daniel Nolte
Bone shape and statistical modelling
 
2019-2014 Dr Ziyun Ding
Advanced musculoskeletal biomechanics modelling for British amputees after blast injuries
 
2019-2018 Dr Michael Berthaume
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
Osteoarthritis prognosticator

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

Alumni - Higher Degrees by Research
DegreeAward dateNameThesis titleName of joint supervisor, where appropriate
PhD 2019

YEH, Chia-Han (Marvin)

Achilles tendon biomechanics Angela Kedgley, Bioengineering
PhD 2018

PEARCE, Phill

Thoracic injuries in blast Jon Clasper, Surgery
PhD 2018

KLEMT, Christian

Customisation of musculoskeletal models Peter Reilly, Bioengineering/Surgery
PhD 2018

AHMADZADEH, M. Hassan 

Validation of muscle force predictions in musculoskeletal models SOLE
PhD 2018

SMITH, Sam

Quantifying musculoskeletal reserve in the elderly Peter Reilly, Bioengineering/Surgery
PhD 2017

AZMI, Nur Liyana

Musculoskeletal dynamics and muscle function in ACL injury SOLE
PhD 2017

BRITZMAN, David

A Novel In-Vivo Biomechanical Model of Knee Osteoarthritis in Rodents SOLE
MD(Res) 2017

EDWARDS, Dafydd

Traumatic amputations and Heterotopic Ossification Jon Clasper, Bioengineering
PhD 2017

Jon, Clasper

The mechanics of heterotopic ossification SOLE
MPhil 2017

DAVIS, Graham

Kinetics of rowing Alison McGregor, Surgery
PhD 2017

ISMAIL, Siti Aida

Quantitative Ergonomics and Upper Limb Disorders Angela Kedgley, Bioengineering
MRes 2017

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 
PhD  2014 

DONOGHUE, Claire 

Shape modelling of articular cartilage at the knee  Daniel Rueckert 
PhD  2013 

BORHANI, Maedeh 

Pelvic motion in gait  Alison McGregor, Surgery 
 PhD  2013

BUCKERIDGE, Erica

Lower limb effects in the rowing activity  Alison McGregor, Surgery
 MD(Res)  2013  

THOMPSON, Simon

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
 PhD  2013  

PANDIS, Petros

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 
 PhD  2012

RAMASAMY, Arul 

Lower limb blast injuries  Jon Clasper, Bioengineering 
 MD(Res)  2012 MAJED, Addie  Proximal Humeral Fractures   

R. Emery, Surgery; A. Amis, Mechanical Engineering and Surgery

 PhD  2011

EFTAXIOPOULOU, Theofano 

Measuring Elbow Kinematics In Cricket Bowling  John Dear, Mechanical  Engineering 
 PhD  2011

CUOMO, Pierluigi 

Biomechanics of Double Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction  Andrew Amis, Mechanical Engineering and Surgery 
 PhD  2011

CLARKE, Susannah 

Preclinical testing of hip joint arthroplasty  Andrew Phillips, Civil Engineering  
 MD(Res)  2011

BANERJEE, Sughran

Assessment of shoulder function in rotator cuff disease  Andrew Wallace, Surgery 
PhD  2010  

CLEATHER, Daniel

Forces in the knee during vertical jumping and weightlifting SOLE 
PhD  2010  

TARDUGNO, Angelo

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 
PhD  2009   

SOUTHGATE, Dominic

Capsular Restraints of the Glenohumeral Joint  Ulrich Hansen, Mechanical Engineering  
PhD  2008 

MASOUROS, Spyridon 

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 
PhD  2008 

CHUNG, Clarice 

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
Alumni - Higher Degrees by Research