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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    - Development of non-animal technologies for evaluation of orthopaedic fracture fixation devices. Two streams: 1. Development of a mechanical testing profile for humeral fracture fixation devices. 2. Development of an in vitro bone healing model under dynamic loading to test the effects of fracture fixation. - Tribology testing - Analysis of the human body response to wear particles from novel biomaterials following wear testing.


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    Personal profile


    I have a background in materials and mechanical testing, with an interest in applying this in the medical and healthcare field. I teach undergraduate students across the Mechanical Engineering and Design programmes and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project and research students. I work with colleagues in the NHS to ensure my work is impactful and valuable to end users.

    Research Interests

    Biomaterials and medical device testing

    The interaction between artificial implants and the human body

    Development of animal-free technologies

    Teaching Activity

    Project-based learning modules

    Final year projects

    First year Engineering Science


    PGCertificate in Professional Practice - Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University

    PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Birmingham

    MSc in Medical Engineering & Biomechanics, University of Leeds

    BEng in Materials Science & Technology, University of Birmingham

    Contact Details

    Phone Number: 0121 204 3747

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    Research Output

    Thermally triggerable, anchoring block copolymers for use in aqueous inkjet printing

    Parkes, G. E., Hutchins-Crawford, H. J., Bourdin, C., Reynolds, S., Leslie, L. J., Derry, M. J., Harries, J. L. & Topham, P. D., 28 Apr 2020, In : Polymer Chemistry. 11, 16, p. 2869-2882 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Anaerobiosis influences virulence properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cystic fibrosis isolates and the interaction with Staphylococcus aureus

    Pallett, R., Leslie, L. J., Lambert, P. A., Milic, I., Devitt, A. & Marshall, L. J., 1 May 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 6748.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Detection of Loosening of the Humeral Component of Elbow Prostheses

    Khan, M., Deshmukh, S., Theivendran, K., Leslie, L. J. & Junaid, S., 2 Feb 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Helping Students Transition from Group Work to Individual Projects

    Leslie, L. J., Gorman, P. & Junaid, S., 25 Jun 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Product Design students’ perception of project planning and skills confidence

    Mackie, E., Junaid, S. & Leslie, L. J., 8 May 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Press / Media

    Video case study from TecQuipment at Aston University

    Yu Jia & Laura Leslie


    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Teaching

    Blood flow research showcased at Houses of Parliament

    Laura Leslie, Geoff Tansley & Lindsay Marshall


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research