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Dr Dan Parker has been a researcher within the School of Health Sciences since September 2009. He completed his PhD at Salford University in 2013 in which he investigated the biomechanical properties of the soft tissues on the plantar surface of the foot under conditions of simulated impact. Dan has since worked on a range of clinical projects to evaluate novel medical devices and the application of digital techniques to clinical practice. Within an Innovate UK funded project (AminO 3D) he led the development and clinical testing of 3D printed foot orthotics for offloading of the high risk diabetic foot. This project evaluated the digital supply chain for bespoke orthotics including foot shape capture (Scan), orthotic prescription (CAD) and production (Print/Mill). Dr Parker is currently working as a Research Fellow on an EU funded grant (www.otivio.com/eu) to evaluate a novel negative pressure therapy for treatment of foot ulcers in people with critical limb ischaemia. A multi-site clinical trial is underway within the NHS to determine the effect of FlowOx treatment on outcomes that are both clinical (wound healing) and patient focused (wellbeing, capability).
Modification of foot orthotic geometry to specification and optimisation of design for the production of moulds to be used in injection moulding.
Post Doctoral Role - EU Funded Project FlowOx
Post Doctoral Role - Innovate UK Funded EU Grant.