Bioengineering, Regeneration and Rehabilitation

With a global population of over seven billion and an increasing expectation to live active lifestyles for longer, our research into enhancing and restoring the quality of life, is addressing a major global health issue.

We bring together multi-disciplinary expertise spanning the understanding and novel application of individual molecules and biomaterials, through computational investigation, robotics and augmented reality to help patients recover from the effects of trauma disease and aging.


Our pioneering research looks at the interactions that occur between materials and the human body enabling us to design new and better ways of regenerating tissues that may be damaged throughout the course of a lifetime. Through this research we aim to develop high-value products to improve human health.

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

By developing and implementing innovative methods of rehabilitation, we support the physical activity and sports needs of individuals and communities ranging from, elite athletes to sedentary adults, and healthy participants to those recovering from injury or living with chronic diseases.

See our key research themes in this area

Real life impact 

Development of restorative treatment for sensitive teeth

Our researchers have shown how the development of coated silica nanoparticles could be used in restorative treatment of sensitive teeth and preventing the onset of tooth decay with the ultimate aim of providing relief from the pain of sensitivity. The research was supported by our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences of Imaging

Real life impact

concussion-sportsBrain injury in Sports people

We are calling for more research to be carried out looking at how the brains of sportspeople – including children – react when they receive a blow to the head. Our researchers are running a study to investigate the brains of sportspeople in the aftermath of a concussion in order to develop a better test to aid the return to play decision.

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