I am Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Exeter. My research focuses on developing and implementing novel methods to understand spinal injuries, degeneration, and treatments, including mechanobiology of the intervertebral disc. I also work with orthopaedic groups at the Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to complete research into medical devices and instrumentation, interventions, and patient pathways, with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes.