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Senior Lecturer in Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Livia Santos joined NTU in 2016 as Independent Research Fellow and in 2021 was appointed as Senior Lecturer. She leads research in bone and muscle tissue regeneration and teaches exercise and nutrition.

Prior to her current position, Livia conducted research at the European Headquarters for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Portugal (2014-2016). Before that, she was awarded a prestigious Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship at Imperial College London. At Imperial, she worked in Prof Molly Stevens Lab (2012-2014). While an active member, the Stevens group received the prizes Research Group of the Year 2014 and Best European Research Group Led by PI Under 40s. Prior to this, Livia received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) to conduct research at Biosckin - Molecular and Cellular Therapies SA and the Faculty of Engineering of Porto (2008-20012).

Livia obtained a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2008 from the University of Minho, Portugal. She was supervised by Joana Azeredo, Associate Professor of the MIT-Portugal Program.


  • 2021–present
    Senior lecturer, Nottingham Trent University


  • 2008 
    University of Minho, PhD