Modern knee replacement is a highly successful operation, relieving the pain and disability of knee osteoarthritis; however, it has limitations and these, combined with the changes in population demographics, present significant challenges for both current and future healthcare provision systems.

Professor Gill joined the University of Bath as Professor of Healthcare Engineering in 2012. Prior to this, he was the Group Head of the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre.

His research interests are widely related to the Department's Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics and the Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Much of his research has involved modelling of human musculoskeletal system, using kinematic and finite element methods. His particular areas of interest are hip and knee joint function, disease initiation and treatment.

Professor Gill is also 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 & Joint Journal.

The public lecture will take place at 18:15 on Thursday 15 May at the University of Bath (5 West 2.3). The lecture is free to attend and open to the public, but must be booked. Please email M.Biles@bath.ac.uk.

To find out more see http://www.bath.ac.uk/mech-eng/news/news-items/news_0087.html