Dr Phil Riches

Senior Lecturer

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Research interests include orthopaedic device design, robotic/haptic orthopaedic surgery and experimental and computational hard and soft tissue mechanics. In particular, the application of

  • poroelastic (biphasic) modelling,
  • dynamic mechanical analysis,
  • atomic force microscopy, and
  • nanoindentation

of bone, cartilaginous tissue and tissue engineered constructs in fundamental and applied contexts, namely hip and knee arthroplasty and intervertebral disc biomechanics.


Proteoglycans exert a significant effect on human meniscal stiffness through ionic effects
Mahmood Fahd, Clarke Jon, Riches Phil
Clinical Biomechanics Vol 77 (2020)
Identifying car ingress movement strategies before and after total knee replacement
Komaris Dimitrios Sokratis, Govind Cheral, Clarke Jon, Ewen Alistair, Jeldi Artaban, Murphy Andrew, Riches Philip
International Biomechanics Vol 7, pp. 9-18 (2020)
On the relationships between applied force, photography technique, and the quantification of bruise appearance
Black Heather I, Coupaud Sylvie, Nic DaiƩd Niamh, Riches Philip E
Forensic Science International Vol 305 (2019)
Computer assisted orthopaedic surgery : past, present and future
Picard Frederic, Deakin Angela Helen, Riches Philip E, Deep Kamal, Baines Joseph
Medical Engineering and Physics Vol 72, pp. 55-65 (2019)
3D Bioprinting of mature bacterial biofilms for antimicrobial resistance drug testing
Ning Evita, Turnbull Gareth, Clarke Jon, Picard Frederic, Riches Philip, Vendrell Marc, Graham Duncan, Wark Alastair W, Faulds Karen, Shu Wenmiao
Biofabrication Vol 11 (2019)
Numerical analysis of collagen injection to the striatum
Syntouka IM, Riches PE, Kazakidi A
BioMedEng19 Proceedings , pp. 197 (2019)

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Professional activities

Short-term Lower Limb Mechanics During Stair Descent and Downhill Gait in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients
A comparison of knee pad designs on knee pressure during kneeling
The effect of different types of club on the biomechanics of the golf swing in children

more professional activities


The effect of femoral muscle activation on the measurement of tibiofermoral alignment in asymptomatic knees- MRS Vacation Scholarship
Riches, Phil (Principal Investigator)
11-Jan-2016 - 04-Jan-2016
clinical investigation of the functional outcomes of high congruency versus low congruency knee bearings
Murphy, Andrew James (Principal Investigator) Riches, Phil (Co-investigator) Rowe, Philip (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2017
MEDACTA sphere study
Riches, Phil (Principal Investigator) Rowe, Philip (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2018
EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Dunn, Martin
Wheel, Marcus (Principal Investigator) Riches, Phil (Co-investigator) Dunn, Martin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 03-Jan-2018
Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre Renewal | Wells, Hannah
Riches, Phil (Principal Investigator) Thomson, Avril (Co-investigator) Wells, Hannah (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2012 - 07-Jan-2018
Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre Renewal | Smith, Nicholas
Riches, Phil (Principal Investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator) Smith, Nicholas (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 14-Jan-2016

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Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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