Dr Jen Edwards

Dr Jen Edwards

Profile

I have worked as a Research Fellow within the Insititute of Medical and Biological Engineering since completion of my PhD at the University of Sheffield, as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre. During this time, I gained recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority by completing the University of Leeds Teaching Award. I also studied for a PGCert in Professional Innovation Management, using my research projects as case studies. My PhD allowed me to transition from a Computer Science background into a tissue engineering research lab, before moving foward to my current position working on acellular scaffolds.

Research interests

The main focus of my research is using acellular scaffolds to provide regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal tissues within the knee. This is carried out within the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE, https://www.imbe.leeds.ac.uk/ ). To date, this has been development, characterisation and testing of ligamentous scaffolds for repair of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). I have worked on both tendon only and bone-tendon-bone composite scaffolds. My current research is concerned with osteochondral scaffolds as an early intervention for damaged cartilage.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Qualifications

  • PhD Biosicences
  • PGCert Professional Innovation Management
  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority
  • MSc Studies at the Life Sciences/Physical Sciences Interface
  • BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science