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    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)

    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (SFHEA)


    Dr Patrick Geoghegan is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for Biomedical Engineering  He currently teaches Biofluids and Computational Fluid Dynamics. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMEchE) and a  senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

    Dr Geoghegan did a Masters of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He then completed his PhD in Mechancical Engineering, specialising in Biofluids at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Following this he did post-doctoral research at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (Forensic Service Centre), New Zealand and then at the University of Canterbury.

    Dr Geoghegan’s research focus is in two main areas. Firstly, in the field of biofluids, where he uses his expertise in experimental biofluid mechanics to simulate complex medical problems. He complements this with a knowledge of computational fluid dynamics.  His second focus is in forensics. He has expertise in Blood stain pattern analysis and knife crime investigation.

    Research Interests

    Experimental Fluid Dynamics

    Particle Image Velocimentry (PIV)

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


    Cardiovascular Diseases

    Respiratory Diseases

    Forensic Engineering

    Bloodspatter Analysis

    Knife Crime

    Building Aerodynamics

    Vehicle Aerodynamics

    Teaching Activity

    Biofluid Mechanics (BE2BFM)

    Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering (BE3CMB)

    BEng Research Projects

    MEng Research Projects


    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) 2020

    Chartered Engineer (CEng) 2018

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 2018

    Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (PGCert) 2018

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury New Zealand 2013

    Masters of Engineering (Meng) First Class in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland 2007

    Contact Details

    Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 5452   

    Email: [email protected]

    Room number: MB555


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