Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Richie Gill

Contact details

Room: 4E 2.10

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • Orthopaedic Engineering
  • Hip and Knee Joint Function, Disease and Treatment
  • Implant Function
  • Evaluation Modelling of Biological Systems.

Professor Richie Gill

BEng, DPhil, FIPEM


Richie Gill is the Professor of Healthcare Engineering at the University of Bath. His research area is Bioengineering with a particular interest in Orthopaedics.

Professor Gill completed a first degree in Aerospace Engineering and initially worked in the aerospace industry. He developed an interest in bioengineering and undertook a PhD in Orthopaedic Mechanics. He has spent over 20 years working in a mixed clinical/research environment and was the Group Head of the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre from 2001 until 2012, when he moved to the University of Bath.

He is currently on the Executive Committees of the British Orthopaedic Research Society and the European Orthopaedic Research Society, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal.


Professor Gill has a background in both experimental and numerical methods. Much of his research has involved modelling of human musculoskeletal system, using kinematic and finite element methods. Particular areas of interest are hip and knee joint function, disease initiation and treatment.

Professor Gill's research interests are widely related to the Department's Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics and the Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

Inaugural lecture

Professor Gill presented his inaugural lecture on 'What is wrong with knee replacement?' In this lecture, he explored the challenges the current and future healthcare provision systems must face in order to deal with the limitations of modern knee replacement and how research is being carried out to help overcome them. Download the lecture from our public lecture podcasts page.


Read publications by Richie Gill