I joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2016 as part of the Medical Devices CDT programme. Having finished my masters in Physics at the University of Glasgow, I felt that I wanted to further my education and make academic contributions in a discipline with greater focus on the advancement and development of devices and therapies, which ultimately improve the health and quality of life for affected people.
The EngD in Biomedical Devices was the perfect blend of life, medical and physical sciences for my interests, and the requirement for a first degree in engineering or physical science fitted well with my qualification in Physics. Being based in Glasgow, It is well understood that the University of Strathclyde is a leading Biomedical Research Institute and Technological University with close links to the Medical Technology sector. Enquiring about their research, guided me to the Medical Devices CDT, where academic fields are brought together and introduced by the distinguished multidisciplinary staff. Having the CDT within the Faculty of Engineering and involving research groups from other faculties (e.g. Faculty of Science) has afforded it a profound advantage by developing a wide variety of leading research projects across a number of disciplines.