Projects per year
My research explores the microstructure of living tissues and their response to changing and extreme environments; innovating methodologies for the capture, computational modelling, analysis and interpretation of data describing complex material and structural characterisation.
Biological anthropological applications of these methods include forensic identification, the regulation of hard tissue growth and development, and the study of biomechanical systems in extinct species. This includes exploring human evolution, and functional anatomy at the level of microstructur, osteoarchaeology, and the African diaspora, postcranial morphological variation within modern human populations, biomechanics of the spine in humans and other animal models,
Engineering applications include employing the ontogeny of tissue microstructure as a model of programmed transformation in 4D materials, biomimetics in engineering design, and multi-scale modelling of complex hierarchical structures and systems.
Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, The Alan Turing Institute1 Aug 2018 → 31 Jul 2023
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Health Science and Technology
- Cabot Institute City Futures Research
- Cabot Institute Food Security Research
- Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
Beyond the networked city: building innovative delivery systems for water, sanitation and energy in urban Africa
1/04/20 → 31/03/23
Understanding the impact of HIV infection and its treatment on the effect menopause has on the musculoskeletal health of African women
1/10/19 → 31/07/21
Joint workshop Between JGI and ISM: High Dimensional and Bayesian Inference toward Quantifying Real-World Uncertainties
28/05/19 → 31/05/19
Newham, E., Gill, P. G., Brewer, P., Benton, M. J., Fernandez, V., Gostling, N. J., Haberthür, D., Jernvall, J., Kankaanpää, T., Kallonen, A., Navarro, C., Pacureanu, A., Richards, K., Brown, K. R., Schneider, P., Suhonen, H., Tafforeau, P., Williams, K. A., Zeller-Plumhoff, B. & Corfe, I. J., 12 Oct 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 13 p., 5121 (2020).
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Downloads (Pure)
Kague, E., Aggleton, J. A., Fernee, C., Brown, K. R. & Hammond, C. L., 6 Nov 2019, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 16, 160, 8 p., 0430.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)131 Downloads (Pure)
The structural efficiency of the sea sponge Euplectella aspergillum skeleton: Bio-inspiration for 3D printed architecturesRobson Brown, K., Bacheva, D. & Trask, R. S., 8 May 2019, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 16, 154, 12 p., 20180965.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)229 Downloads (Pure)