Nic focuses his research in the area of spine biomechanics. He graduated with an MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University in 2009. He finished his PhD in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 2013 before moving to Queensland University of Technology for a postdoc (2013-2015) and returning to Imperial for a second postdoc in the Department of Bioengineering (2015-2018). He started an Imperial College Research Fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2018 and became a Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering in 2021.
et al., 2022, Statistical shape modelling of the thoracic spine for the development of pedicle screw insertion guides., Biomech Model Mechanobiol
et al., 2022, Obtaining patient torso geometry for the design of scoliosis braces. A study of the accuracy and repeatability of handheld 3D scanners, Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Vol:46, ISSN:0309-3646, Pages:e374-e382
Caldeira J, Celiz A, Newell N, 2022, A biomechanical testing method to assess tissue adhesives for annulus closure, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol:129, ISSN:1751-6161, Pages:105150-105150
et al., 2021, Sensitivity of intervertebral disc finite element models to internal geometric and non-geometric parameters, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol:9, ISSN:2296-4185
et al., 2021, Characterising the mould rectification process for designing scoliosis braces: towards automated digital design of 3D-printed braces, Applied Sciences, Vol:11, ISSN:2076-3417, Pages:1-13