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Mr John Head
Mr John Head
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From September 2011 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From September 2015 to present.
From January 2001 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Passed PhD viva: September 4th, 2013

Upcoming projects (2013):

Project collaboration with Ossur prosthetics and Saudi paralympian, in conjunction with sports rehabilitation.

Project collaboration with the British National Cycling Association involving the development of new bespoke upper limb prostheses 

Project collaboration with Claire Cashmore, Paralympic swimmer, developing new training prosthesis





Key Qualifications
Key Projects
Fit-for-purpose, affordable body-powered prostheses
EPSRC, 1,412,730.00.
Principal Investigator: L Kenney (40%). Co-Investigators: L Ackers (25%), D Howard (30%), J Head (5%).
An adjustable electrode housing device designed to improve myoelectric signal acquisition and prosthesis control in sockets that accommodate growing residual limbs
NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative, 43,810.00.
Principal Investigator: J Head (65%). Co-Investigators: L Kenney (15%), D Davys (5%), D Howard (15%).
Limbpower Survey
English Federation of Disability Sport, 8,333.00.
Principal Investigator: J Head (50%). Co-Investigator: M Twiste (50%).
Key Presence
Media Appearances

 Live televised appearance on BBC Newsround, explaining about the impact of new prosthesis designs and increased spending and provision for amputees who have lost limbs fighting in recent conflicts overseas