I am a bioengineer, with a special interest in neurological rehabilitation and applied clinical research. I completed my doctoral training at the Bioengineering Unit (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). I have also gained five years of relevant postdoctoral experience Centre for Rehabilitation and Engineering Studies-CREST (with Profs G Johnson and M Barnes) where I established the neurological research exploring the phenomenon of spasticity.
I came to Keele in March 2002 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007. On becoming Professor I gave an inaugural lecture on Tuesday 25 October 2011, available online at: "Defining spasticity - the (slow) walk from being a lumper to a splitter". I was appointed to the position of Head of School on 1st Sept 2016.