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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



Dr Clarke’s research team is focused on the development of novel therapies for bone repair. In addition to investigating the patient predictors of adult stem cell response in bone repair, she also works collaboratively with colleagues in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the School of Chemistry and Chemical engineering to understand the in vitro and in vivo response to novel biomaterials and novel bioactives that can support new bone formation. 

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Open to PhD applications in the field of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering of bone, orthopaedic research, in vitro and in vivo testing of biomaterials for bone repair.

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  • Best Paper 2016: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine



Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care Research Initiative


Research students

PhD Title: Discovering bioactive compounds for bone growth: the osteogenicity of marine organism-derived extracts.

Name: Matthew Carson
Years of Study: 2014 - 2018
Country: United Kingdom

PhD Title: Unravelling patient predictors of mesenchymal stem cell expansion in an orthopaedic setting

Name: Steven McKelvey
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: United Kingdom

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Iwan Palmer

PhD Title: Biological evaluation of calcium phosphate bone cements for spinal repair

Years of Study: 2008-2013

Country: United Kingdom


Dr Joanne Millar

PhD Title: In vitro osteoclast resorption of calcium phosphate bone substitutes.

Years of Study: 2009 - 2015

Country: United Kingdom

Dr Hannah Little

PhD Title: Additive manufacture of hard tissue scaffolds

Years of Study: 2015 - 2018

Country: United Kingdom

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