Professor Kate Robson Brown

B.A., Ph.D.(Cantab.)

  • BS8 1TH

1993 …2019

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Research interests

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.

 

External positions

Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, The Alan Turing Institute

1 Aug 201831 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

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Research Output

Finite element and deformation analyses predict pattern of bone failure in loaded zebrafish spines

Newham, E., 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.

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    The structural efficiency of the sea sponge Euplectella aspergillum skeleton: Bio-inspiration for 3D printed architectures

    Robson Brown, K., Bacheva, D. & Trask, R. S., 8 May 2019, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 16, 154, 12 p., 20180965.

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    Zebrafish sp7 mutants show tooth cycling independent of attachment, eruption and poor differentiation of teeth

    Kague, E., Witten, P. E., Soenens, M., Campos, C. L., Lubiana, T., Fisher, S., Hammond, C., Brown, K. R., Passos-Bueno, M. R. & Huysseune, A., 15 Mar 2018, In : Developmental Biology. 435, 2, p. 176-184 9 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Supervised Work

    Arnos Vale South Bristol : The Life of a Cemetery

    Author: Udall, L., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Robson Brown, K. (Supervisor) & Prior, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    EXPLORING THE PERSISTENCE OF FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

    Author: Howard, J., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Gibson, M. (Supervisor) & Robson Brown, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    First-hand experience: a methodology for exploring bone architecture adaptation and biomechanics in human hands and zebrafish models

    Author: Aggleton, J., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Jordan, F. (Supervisor) & Robson Brown, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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