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Research interests

The aim of my research is to design more realistic models of human tissues that help to reduce animal testing in the safety assessment of new drugs, materials or devices. I am also exploring new tissue engineering strategies that lead to better quality replacement tissues, particularly skin grafts to resurface burns and wounds.

Currently, I am developing the next generation of human skin models by interfacing tissue engineered skin with soft robotic actuators ("artificial muscles"). This enables me to deliver mechanical stimuli to the tissue and to study the effects of the resulting strain on the penetration of compounds and particles across the skin. I am also investigating the effects of mechanical stimulation on the biological structure and the mechanical properties of engineered skin. 

Other research interests include the application of magnetic nanoparticles in tissue engineering (e.g. scaffold functionalisation), and for the magnetic labelling and detection of bacteria. 

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • WUNhealth
  • nanoparticles
  • biomaterials
  • tissue engineering
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • in vitro models
  • soft robotics

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Research Output

  • 10 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Chapter in a book

3D Bioprinting: The Emergence of Programmable Biodesign

Correia Carreira, S., Begum, R. & Perriman, A., 13 Aug 2019, In : Advanced Healthcare Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Stretchable Piezoelectric Sensing Systems for Self-Powered and Wireless Health Monitoring

    Sun, R., Carreira, S. C., Chen, Y., Xiang, C., Xu, L., Zhang, B., Chen, M., Farrow, I., Scarpa, F. & Rossiter, J., 24 Feb 2019, In : Advanced Materials Technologies. 4, 5, 11 p., 1900100.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    322 Downloads (Pure)

    Glycosylated superparamagnetic nanoparticle gradients for osteochondral tissue engineering

    Li, C., Armstrong, J. PK., Pence, I. J., Kit-Anan, W., Puetzer, J. L., Correia Carreira, S., Moore, A. C. & Stevens, M. M., 1 Sep 2018, In : Biomaterials. 176, p. 24-33 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 17 Citations (Scopus)
    201 Downloads (Pure)


    Best Poster

    Correia Carreira, Sara (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Best student talk

    Correia Carreira, Sara (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants