Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Structure & Motion Laboratory

I am a PhD student, studying the evolution and mechanobiology of patellar sesamoids (kneecaps) in different species.


I graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012. During my final year, I collaborated with the Structure and Motion Lab to produce a small research project on osteopathology found in the feet of rhinoceroses. Following graduation, I spent some time in practice, working at several PDSA hospitals in London. I also spent this time expanding my undergraduate research project into a published paper. In July 2013, I returned to the RVC to start my PhD, entitled "Comparative Mechanobiology and Evolution of Patellar Sesamoids".

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