Short CV/Education and training

  • 1957
    Born Farnham, UK

  • 1969 – 1975
    Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

  • 1976 – 1979
    Department of Engineering Science and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, B.A. degree II(i) in Engineering Science (M.A. November 1985)

  • 1979 – 1983
    Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, Department of Engineering Science and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. D.Phil. student

  • 1985
    DPhil awarded Thesis Title: The Design of a Fracture Movement Transducer

  • 1983 – 1988
    Research Assistant, Department of Materials, Queen Mary College, University of London

  • 1988 – 1993
    Advanced Research Fellow at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

  • 1993 – 1995
    Lecturer, Department of Materials and IRC in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

  • 1995 – 1998
    Reader in Biomaterials and Biomechanics, Department of Materials and IRC in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

  • 1998 – 2007
    Professor of Biomedical Materials, Department of Materials and IRC in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary, University of London

  • since 1998
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Lund University, Sweden

  • 1999 – 2000
    Dean of Engineering, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

  • 2007 – 2018
    Professor of Biomedical Materials, University of Glasgow

  • 2009 – 2016
    Head of Biomedical Engineering teaching, University of Glasgow

  • since 2018
    Bonfield Professor of Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary University of London

Selected publications

  • Hessle, L., Stordalen, G.A., Wenglén, C., Petzold, C., Tanner, K.E., Brorson, S.-H., Baekkevold, E.S., Önnerfjord, P., Reinholt, F.P., and Heinegård, D. (2013) The skeletal phenotype of chondroadherin deficient mice. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e63080. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063080)

  • Gloria, A., De Santis, R., Ambrosio, L., Causa, F., and Tanner, K.E. (2011) A multi-component fiber-reinforced PHEMA-based hydrogel/HAPEX™ device for customized intervertebral disc prosthesis. Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 25(8), pp. 795-810. (doi:10.1177/0885328209360933)

  • Talal, A., Waheed, N., Al-Masri, M., McKay, I.J., Tanner, K.E., and Hughes, F.J. (2009) Absorption and release of protein from hydroxyapatite-polylactic acid (HA-PLA) membranes. Journal of Dentistry, 37(11), pp. 820-826. (doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2009.06.014)

  • Zhang, Y., Hao, L., Savalini, M.M., Harris, R.A., Di Silvio, L., and Tanner, K.E. (2009) In vitro biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite reinforced polymeric composites manufactured by selective laser sintering. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 91A(4), pp. 1018-1027. (doi:10.1002/jbm.a.32298 )



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • IRC in Biomedical Materials, University of London 1990-2001 (Associate Director 1998-2001), The UK national centre for Biomedical Materials

  • Started Biomedical Engineering degree at University of Glasgow and was Head of Biomedical Engineering Teaching (2010-2015)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member European Society of Biomechanics

  • Member European Society for Biomaterials (Secretary 2005-2009)

  • Fellow Institution of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, 2009

  • Chartered Scientist, 2004

  • Founder Member UK Society for Biomaterials and First President, 2000

  • Fellow Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 1997

  • Fellow Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1994

  • Chartered Engineer, 1989

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