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Dr. Pete Twigg,
Interim Head of School - Engineering

Information about Dr. Pete Twigg at the University of Bradford.

School of Engineering
(Faculty of Eng & Digital Technologies)
Email:
p.twigg@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 1274 236138
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Biography

Pete Twigg heads the Clinical Technology programme at Bradford, which he initially developed in collaboration with local hospitals. He is deeply involved with the development of healthcare science and technology education programmes at a national level. His research interests lie in the application of mechanical analysis to biological systems, ranging from cells to human movement.The biomaterials aspects of this work often build on his experience of micro- and nano-characterisation, making use of atomic force microscopy, nanoindentation and other engineering techniques, combined with biological and scientific techniques. This has led to him heading national and international research projects. Current projects include the development of soft tissue substitute materials, tissue fixation devices, tissue engineering and tissue characterisation. He also works with medical devices to develop "smart" solutions, such as instrumented walking aids for rehabilitation.

Research

Research Groups: Advanced Materials EngineeringResearch Groups: Advanced Materials EngineeringOrthopaedics and prosthetics mechanics have been a research interest for some time, including joint replacement, fracture fixation, orthotics and lower limb prosthetics. Techniques vary from friction and wear simulation and testing, through pseudo-static and dynamic mechanical testing, to 3D kinetic analysis. The kinematic and kinetic work is largely done using an 8 camera Vicon motion capture system, which has also been applied to pre and post-operative clinical subjects and investigation of the role of vision in negotiating obstacles, among other studies. Physiological measurement, such as electromyography, has also been linked to some kinetic studies, such as the investigation of fatigue effects.Orthopaedics and prosthetics mechanics have been a research interest for some time, including joint replacement, fracture fixation, orthotics and lower limb prosthetics. Techniques vary from friction and wear simulation and testing, through pseudo-static and dynamic mechanical testing, to 3D kinetic analysis. The kinematic and kinetic work is largely done using an 8 camera Vicon motion capture system, which has also been applied to pre and post-operative clinical subjects and investigation of the role of vision in negotiating obstacles, among other studies. Physiological measurement, such as electromyography, has also been linked to some kinetic studies, such as the investigation of fatigue effects.

Professional activities

Information about education, employment and areas of particular interest for Dr. Pete Twigg is as follows:

Employment

  • Cardiff University - External Examiner in the year 2016 (specified as 01/09/2016)
  • Leeds University - External Examiner in the year 2018 (specified as 01/01/2018)

Education

  • Surrey - BEng
  • Newcastle - PhD

Publications

There are 29 publications involving or that are attributed to Dr. Pete Twigg. They are listed as:

  • article (1)
  • book chapter (2)
  • conference contribution (1)
  • conference publication (1)
  • peer reviewed journal (24)

Article

Dr. Pete Twigg has 1 publications listed under article.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Nano-scale observations of tattoo pigments in skin by atomic force microscopy 2015 Current Problems in Dermatology - Basel 48 97 - 102 Grant C.;Twigg P.;Tobin D. 1421-5721 10.1159/000369187

Book Chapter

Dr. Pete Twigg has 2 publications listed under book chapter.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Nano-Scale Observations of Tattoo Pigments in Skin by Atomic Force Microscopy 2015 Grant, Colin A.; Twigg, Peter C.; Tobin, Desmond J.
Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds 2019 Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds 1 O. Agbabiaka, S. Yousaf, M. Zare, M. Mozafari, M. Youseffi, P. Twigg and F. Sefat M. M, F. Sefat and A. Atala 978-0-08-102563-5 Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102563-5.00014-9

Conference Contribution

Dr. Pete Twigg has 1 publications listed under conference contribution.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
2015 Proceedings of the International Conference on Multi-Material Mico Manufacture (4M) Proceedings of the International Conference on Multi-Material Mico Manufacture (4M) doi: 10.3850/978-981-09-4609-8_070 K.J. Nair, B.R.Whiteside, C. Tuinea-Bobe, P.Twigg, K.Norris, A. R.Paradkar Italy

Conference Publication

Dr. Pete Twigg has 1 publications listed under conference publication.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Application of a novel widefield surface plasmon microscope in binding assays 2005 2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology 2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology 2005 140 - 142 Marlafeka S.;Liu S.;Mahadi Abdul Jamil M.;Twigg P.;Britland S.;Denyer M.;See C.;Somekh M. 0780387112 10.1109/MMB.2005.1548406

Peer Reviewed Journal

Dr. Pete Twigg has 24 publications listed under peer reviewed journal.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Functional outcome following bone transport reconstruction of distal tibial defects 2005 Twigg, Peter C.; Buckley, John G.; Giannikas, K.A.; Wilkes, R.A.
The mechanics of landing when stepping down in unilateral lower-limb amputees 2006 Twigg, Peter C.; Jones, S.F.; Scally, Andy J.; Buckley, John G.
Poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogel as a biocompatible viscoelastic mimetic for articular cartilage. 2006 Britland, Stephen T.; Eagland, D.; Smith, Annie G.; Twigg, Peter C.; Grant, Colin A.; Egan, A.; Moody, A.; Crowther, N.J.
The gait initiation process in unilateral lower-limb amputees when stepping up and stepping down to a new level 2005 Twigg, Peter C.; Buckley, John G.; Jones, S.F.; Scally, Andy J.
Falls in older people: effects of age and blurring vision on the dynamics of stepping 2005 Heasley, Karen; Buckley, John G.; Scally, Andy J.; Twigg, Peter C.; Elliott, David B.
Static and dynamic nanomechanical properties of human skin tissue using atomic force microscopy: Effect of scarring in the upper dermis. 2012 Grant, Colin A.; Twigg, Peter C.; Tobin, Desmond J.
Mechanical Investigations on Agar Gels Using Atomic Force Microscopy: Effect of Deuteration. 2011 Grant, Colin A.; Twigg, Peter C.; Savage, M.D.; Woon, W.H.; Greig, D.
High resolution imaging of bio-molecular binding studies using a widefield surface plasmon microscope 2008 Jamil, M. Mahadi Abdul; Youseffi, Mansour; Twigg, Peter C.; Britland, Stephen T.; Liu, S.; See, C.W.; Zhang, J.; Somekh, M.G.; Denyer, Morgan C.T.
AFM relative stiffness measurement of the plasticising effect of a non-ionic surfactant on plant leaf wax 2008 Grant, Colin A.; Twigg, Peter C.; Bell, G.; Lu, J.R.
Estimating the mechanical properties of retinal tissue using contact angle measurements of a spreading droplet 2013 Grant, Colin A.; Twigg, Peter C.; Savage, M.D.; Woon, W.H.; Wilson, M.C.T.; Greig, D.
Pseudostatic and dynamic nanomechanics of the tunica adventitia in elastic arteries using atomic force microscopy 2013 Grant, Colin A.; Twigg, Peter C.
Stepping up to a new level: effects of blurring vision in the elderly 2004 Heasley, Karen; Buckley, John G.; Scally, Andy J.; Twigg, Peter C.; Elliott, David B.
The Effect of Polysialic Acid Expression on Glioma Cell Nano-mechanics 2016 BioNanoScience 6 81 - 84 Grant, Colin A.; Twigg, Peter C.; Saeed, Rida F.; Lawson, G.; Falconer, Robert A.; Shnyder, Steven D. 10.1007/s12668-016-0192-2
Nano-scale temperature dependent visco-elastic properties of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) using atomic force microscope (AFM) 2013 Grant, Colin A.; Al-Fouzan, Abdulrahman M.; Gough, Timothy D.; Twigg, Peter C.; Coates, Philip D.
Tattoo ink nanoparticles in skin tissue and fibroblasts 2015 Grant, Colin A.; Twigg, Peter C.; Baker, Richard; Tobin, Desmond J.
Mechanism of hydrogen-bonded complex formation between ibuprofen and nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite 2017 Ryabenkova, Yulia; Jadav, Niten B.; Conte, M.; Hippler, M.F.A.; Reeves-McLaren, N.; Coates, Philip D.; Twigg, Peter C.; Paradkar, Anant R.
The effects of blurred vision on the mechanics of landing during stepping down by the elderly 2005 Buckley, John G.; Heasley, Karen J.; Twigg, Peter C.; Elliott, David B.
Mechanical investigations on agar gels using atomic force microscopy: Effect of deuteration 2012 Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 297 214 - 218 Grant C.;Twigg P.;Savage M.;Woon W.;Greig D. 1438-7492 10.1002/mame.201100164
Wet Erosive Wear of Alumina Densified with Magnesium Silicate Additions 2001 Journal of the American Ceramic Society 84 1767 - 1776 Galusek D.;Brydson R.;Twigg P.;Riley F.;Atkinson A.;Zhang Y. 0002-7820
In Situ Cross-Linking of Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Graphene Oxide-Polyethylene Glycol Nanocomposite Hydrogels as Artificial Cartilage Replacement: Intercalation Structure, Unconfined Compressive Behavior, and Biotribological Behaviors 2018 Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122 3157 - 3167 Meng Y.;Ye L.;Coates P.;Twigg P. 1932-7447 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12465
Biphasic surface amorphous layer lubrication of articular cartilage 2005 Medical Engineering and Physics 27 836 - 844 Graindorge S.;Ferrandez W.;Jin Z.;Ingham E.;Grant C.;Twigg P.;Fisher J. 1350-4533 10.1016/j.medengphy.2005.05.001
A comparative study of wire fixation and screw fixation in arthrodesis for the correction of hallux rigidus using an in vitro biomechanical model 2007 Foot and Ankle International 28 89 - 91 Faraj A.;Naraen A.;Twigg P. 1071-1007 10.3113/FAI.2007.0016
The role of the surface amorphous layer of articular cartilage in joint lubrication 2006 Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine 220 597 - 607 Graindorge S.;Ferrandez W.;Ingham E.;Jin Z.;Twigg P.;Fisher J. 0954-4119 10.1243/09544119JEIM122
In Situ Cross-Linking of Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Graphene Oxide–Polyethylene Glycol Nanocomposite Hydrogels as Artificial Cartilage Replacement: Intercalation Structure, Unconfined Compressive Behavior, and Biotribological Behaviors 2018 Meng, Y.; Coates, Philip D.; Twigg, Peter C.