My research is focussed on understanding biomaterial tissue mechanics for application to novel micro-devices for drug and vaccine delivery. Specifically, I employ mechanical engineering testing techniques to understand how to better design devices for functional interaction with epithelial tissue. I earned my MEng (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 2007, followed by a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Queensland’s AIBN in 2012. I then joined a start-up company working to translate a medical device from laboratory testing to human clinical trials, which was built upon the devices that I was working on during his PhD. At the beginning of 2014 I returned to an academic research role at the University of Queensland where I continue to work on novel biomedical device research, with a keen focus on translatable technologies.
Australian Academy of Science EMCR Forum member (2015- present)