Colin is a Research Associate in the Department of Bioengineering, having joined Imperial in November 2016.
Prior to joining Imperial, he taught Mathematics in London schools for four years, as part of the Teach First Programme.
He gained a first degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Computational Mechanobiology from Trinity College Dublin, where he developed computational techniques to simulate the response of arterial tissue to injury.
He is currently working on a project to reduce pressure sores in amputees by reprogramming stump skin to tolerate higher mechanical loads.
et al., 2020, Lateral pressure equalisation as a principle for designing support surfaces to prevent deep tissue pressure ulcers, Plos One, Vol:15, ISSN:1932-6203
et al., 2019, Morphology and composition play distinct and complementary roles in the tolerance of plantar skin to mechanical load, Science Advances, Vol:5, ISSN:2375-2548
et al., Harnessing the secretome of hair follicle fibroblasts to accelerate ex vivo healing of human skin wounds, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, ISSN:0022-202X
Boyle CJ, Lennon AB, Prendergast PJ, 2013, Application of a mechanobiological simulation technique to stents used clinically, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:46, ISSN:0021-9290, Pages:918-924
Boyle CJ, Lennon AB, Prendergast PJ, 2011, In Silico Prediction of the Mechanobiological Response of Arterial Tissue: Application to Angioplasty and Stenting, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-transactions of the Asme, Vol:133, ISSN:0148-0731