Philip Breedon


Philip Breedon leads the Medical Engineering Design research group. His research centres on the fundamental benefits of new technologies and materials in improving outcomes for patients and inspiring medical technology innovation. As PI and Co-I Philip and a multidisciplinary research team currently have two NIHR i4i funded projects linked to wearable technologies for rehabilitation and patient-maintained sedation.

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My research team is an interdisciplinary group, designing and delivering an innovative portfolio of surgical and medical solutions. Our extensive R&D network brings together a wide range of academics, clinicians, surgeons, healthcare companies and other medical professionals whose interests focus on medical design across a wide range of research specialisms.

Professor Philip Breedon

Current Research Areas & Activities

Wearable technologies

Additive and subtractive manufacturing for medical applications

User interface design and testing

The surgical pathway


Surgical robotics

Augmented technologies

Specialises in

Technology based systems for healthcare and improving patient recovery and outcomes

3D / 4D printing

Robotic systems, including surgical-based systems

Virtual and augmented reality systems for surgery and healthcare

Selected Publications

SPRINKS, J., WORCESTER, F., BREEDON, P., WATTS, P., HEWSON, D. and BEDFORTH, N., 2019. A prototype patient-maintained propofol sedation system using target controlled infusion for primary lower-limb arthroplasty. Journal of Medical Systems, 43 (8): 247. ISSN 0148-5598

HEWSON, D.W., WORCESTER, F., SPRINKS, J., SMITH, M.D., BUCHANAN, H., BREEDON, P., HARDMAN, J.G. and BEDFORTH, N.M., 2019. Anaesthetist-controlled versus patient-maintained effect-site targeted propofol sedation during elective primary lower-limb arthroplasty performed under spinal anaesthesia (ACCEPTS): study protocol for a parallel-group randomised comparison trial. Trials, 20: 129. ISSN 1745-6215

JINDAL, P., WORCESTER, F., GUPTA, A. and BREEDON, P., 2019. Efficiency of nanoparticle reinforcement using finite element analysis of titanium alloy mandible plate. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine. ISSN 0954-4119