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Professor Gordon Blunn

Academic Lead

Professor Blunn moved to the University of Portsmouth in 2017 to become the Director in Health and Wellbeing. His current research investigates the reattachment of tendons to bone and to implant surfaces, the integration of implants with the skeleton, the wear of implant bearing materials and the use of bone graft substitute materials. Recent research has focused on the design and development of transcutaneous implants, which have transformed the lives of amputees. He graduated from University College of North Wales and carried out a PhD at Leeds University before moving to UCL where he spent over 25 years as a Biomedical Engineer. During his time at UCL he worked at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where he developed and translated a number orthopaedic implants into clinical practice. He is a past President of the British Orthopaedic Research Society and has been awarded the UCL prise for enterprise and innovation, an NHS innovation award and the UCL consultant’s award. Gordon sits on a number of scientific advisory boards and has been involved in the generation of three spin out companies. He holds several patents and has published over two hundred peer reviewed scientific papers.

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