After injury, or as a result of disease or old age, our bones and joints may not heal properly. Our aim is to provide better treatments to promote the regeneration of the tissues that make up our skeletons so we can remain active and pain free throughout our lives.
We are primarily biologists, but our expertise ranges across the boundaries of different fields of research, including engineering, physics, chemistry and mathematics. To achieve our aims, we collaborate closely with other teams with complimentary expertise at the University of Southampton and beyond.
Our main research areas include:
- skeletal stem cell biology
- biomaterials science, including nanoclays and polymer scaffolds
- drug delivery
- bone and cartilage physiology, ‘organotypic’ and preclinical translational models of disease
People, projects and publications
My passion lies in the application of bone stem cells and innovative regenerative medicine strategies, collaborating with teams, to treat devastating bone conditions.