Dr Philip 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.


Dynamic stability during stair negotiation after total knee arthroplasty
Komaris Dimitrios Sokratis, Tedesco Salvatore, O'Flynn Brendan, Govind Cheral, Clarke Jon, Riches Phil
Clinical Biomechanics Vol 87 (2021)
Implant design affects walking and stair navigation after Total Knee Arthroplasty : a double-blinded randomised controlled trial
Komaris Dimitrios-Sokratis, Govind Cheral, Murphy Andrew James, Clarke Jon, Ewen Alistair, Leonard Hollie, Riches Philip
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research Vol 16 (2021)
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)

More publications

Professional activities

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

More professional activities


Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Ligeti, Alexandra Grace
Riches, Phil (Principal Investigator) Rowe, Philip (Co-investigator) Ligeti, Alexandra Grace (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Riches, Phil (Principal Investigator) Giardini, Mario Ettore (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2021 - 03-Jan-2024
Clinical Imaging Innovation and Partnership award (SYNAPSE)
Banger, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Riches, Phil (Principal Investigator) Banger, Matthew (Co-investigator) Dong, Feng (Co-investigator) Riches, Phil (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Clinical Imaging Innovation and Partnership award (SYNAPSE)
Banger, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Riches, Phil (Principal Investigator) Banger, Matthew (Co-investigator) Dong, Feng (Co-investigator) Riches, Phil (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
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

More projects


Biomedical Engineering
Wolfson Building

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