I joined the University of Leeds as the University Academic Fellow in Cardiovascular Regenerative Therapies & Devices within the School of Biomedical Sciences in 2015.
Cardiovascular tissue engineering:
My research group is focused on developing and evaluating biological scaffolds for regenerative repair and replacement of cardiac and vascular tissues. The primary aim is to produce superior implantable devices for tissue reconstruction in congenital heart disease patients. These devices will delay the need for surgical re-intervention during childhood, increase immediate quality of life, and reduce the risk of functional deterioration that may lead to heart failure in later life. The secondary aim is to deliver innovative solutions for restoring functional ability in adults suffering from heart valve degeneration or arterial disease. This will promote wellbeing in older age by helping people to stay active and productive for longer.