Imperial College London

Dr Pramod K. Puthumanapully

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Head of Development - Faculty of Medicine



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Pramod is Head of Strategic Projects for Imperial's Advancement division. Having joined the team in Feb 2017, his primary responsibility is to support the Vice-President and the wider division in leading and managing high profile, strategic projects that help the College raise philanthropic revenue, and also builds a more vibrant, engaged alumni community. He works closely with the central College team to ensure that Advancement's strategy is aligned with the requirements arising from the College's Academic Strategy, the Learning & Teaching Strategy, and the Estates Strategy. He is responsible for working with academics to design and develop Advancement's activities and campaigns around strategic initiatives where fundraising has been identified as a key component in supporting the long term success of the initiative. He also manages and supports the Vice-President's philanthropic activities and portfolio, and has helped secure major and principal level gifts.

Before his move to Advancement, Pramod worked as a Strategic Planning Officer in the Strategic Planning Division for 15 months. He was in charge of managing and analysing data related to the College Strategy 2015-20, compiling and analysing staff and student data and associated statistics, completing statutory returns to HESA, predicting and analysing the College's Research Grant from the Government, REF background and queries, and the division's ICA dashboard and website. 

Prior to this, Pramod worked as a Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering for 3.5 years, working in the Biomechanics group under Prof Andrew Amis and Prof Jonathan Jeffers focussing on Knee anatomy and biomechanics, and their effects on Implant design. During this time, he also worked very closely with Prof Justin Cobb in Charing Cross Hospital (MSk Lab). His previous stint as a Postdoc was as a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, where he was the lead in projects jointly run with DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company providing Orthopaedic services.

Pramod completed his PhD in Computational Biomechanics in 2010 from the University of Southampton, working on the simulation and prediction of long and short term implant fixation. He also holds a Masters (MSc) in Bioengineering from the University of Leeds, and an Undergraduate degree (BEng) in Computer Science and Engineering. He is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Puthumanapully PK, Harris SJ, Leong A, et al., 2014, A morphometric study of normal and varus knees, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, Vol:22, ISSN:0942-2056, Pages:2891-2899

Pal B, Puthumanapully PK, Amis AA, 2013, (ii) Biomechanics of implant fixation, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Vol:27, ISSN:1877-1327, Pages:76-84

Puthumanapully PK, Browne M, 2011, Tissue Differentiation around a Short Stemmed Metaphyseal Loading Implant Employing a Modified Mechanoregulatory Algorithm: A Finite Element Study, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol:29, ISSN:0736-0266, Pages:787-794

Puthumanapully PK, New A, Browne M, 2008, Do multi-layer beads on porous coated implants influence bone ingrowth? A finite element study, Journal of Biomechanics, ISSN:1873-2380


Puthumanapully PK, Browne M, The Influence of Coating Length on Osseointegration of Uncemented Implants: A Computational Study, The 2012 meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society

Puthumanapully PK, New A, Browne M, Design influences of a short-stemmed and long-stemmed uncemented implant on tissue differentiation at the interface: A computational study based on a mechanoregulatory hypothesis, The 9th international symposium of computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering

Puthumanapully PK, New A, Browne M, Simulating bone ingrowth in porous coated implants, Exploring the biological/biomechanics interface

Puthumanapully PK, Browne M, Predicting bone ingrowth and tissue differentiation around a long stemmed porous coated hip implant using fracture healing principles, The 22nd Annual Congress of International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty

Puthumanapully PK, New A, Browne M, Do size and shape matter? Osseointegration in a short stemmed femoral prosthesis as predicted by a mechanoregulatory algorithm, The 22nd Annual Congress of International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty

Puthumanapully PK, New A, Browne M, Osseointegration of a short stemmed femoral prosthesis as predicted by a mechanoregulatory algorithm, The 55th annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society

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