Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre and Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University
I deliver all aspects of anatomical teaching to Medical and Biomedical students. I have a passion for understanding how the human body is formed and how it functions in both health and disease. Many aspects of my teaching relate to what happens in the body to aid in function on a daily basis.
My research interests lie within the field of osteoarthritis and the degeneration and turnover of cartilage and bone. My work commenced on a rare form of osteoarthritis; alkaptonuria, which is still studied in my lab. My work on this condition has lead me to also focus on arthritis and the turnover of joint tissues in response to disease(s) due to discoveries made whilst studying alkaptonuria.
I also have research interest in anatomy and its delivery as part of modern medical and allied health curricula.
The human body has a large surface area that is in contact with the outside world, much of this comes from the bodys largest organ our skin which protects us from a variety of potential threats. The other major sites of...