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Prof Tim Holsgrove

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Telephone: 01392 724682 or 01392 726624 or 01392 725943

Extension: (Streatham) 4682 or (Streatham) 6624 or (Streatham) 5943

Tim Holsgrove is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and is part of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Departments of Physics and Engineering.

Professor Holsgrove was awarded a MEng and PhD from the University of Bath, undertook post-doctoral research associate positions in the Centre for Orthopaedics Biomechanics and the Sports, Health & Exercise Science groups at the University of Bath, and in the Spine Pain Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, before joining the University of Exeter in November 2016 as a Lecturer. He is a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education.

Professor Holsgrove’s research focuses on developing and implementing novel methods to understand spinal injuries, degeneration, and treatments. He also works with various orthopaedic groups in the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and in 2017 he was awarded the Robin Ling Fellowship, which will develop research within the Hip Research Unit.

Current and recent projects include:

Co-I – 10055040 – JockeyCam Ltd Knowledge Transfer Partnership – (02/06/2023 – 01/06/2025) – £126,912.
Co-Chief Investigator – NIHR150537 - NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme - HIPSTER – HIP Surgical Techniques to Enhance Rehabilitation (01/02/2023-31/01/2027) – £942,352.
Co-I – EP/V036602/1 – Image-Driven Subject-Specific Spine models (01/10/2021-30/09/2024) – £814,280.
PI – EP/S031669/1 – The development and implementation of a six-axis bioreactor for regenerative therapies of the intervertebral disc (01/01/2020-31/09/2023) – £222,239.
PI – Robin Ling Fellowship, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (01/10/2018-30/06/2023) – £93,326.

PI – EPSRC Impact Accelerator Account – Kinematic profiles of daily living to understand the spine (01/06/2023-30/09/2023) - £18,233.
Co-I – EPSRC DTP PhD studentship – Downsides of downhill: The adverse effects of head vibration associated with downhill mountain biking on visuomotor and cognitive function (01/10/2022 – 31/03/2026) – £80,678.
Co-I – Translational Research Exchange @ Exeter Wellcome Trust Seedcorn Fund – Developing, validating, and automating a novel ultrasound method for determining skeletal muscle quality (01/02/2022 – 31/10/2022) – £15,440.
PI – EPSRC DTP PhD studentship – A mechanobiochemical investigation into intervertebral disc health –A multidisciplinary approach using in-vivo, in-vitro, and in-silico methods  (20/09/2021 – 19/09/2025) – £77,444.
Co-I – Translational Research Exchange @ Exeter Wellcome Trust Public Engagement with Research – Biomedical Physics and Engineering research at Exeter – Data visualisation toolkit (01/05/2021 – 31/12/2022) – £1,000.
PI – UKRI Covid-19 Allocation related to EP/S031669/1 (22/04/2021) – £13,302.
Co-I – QUEX PhD studentship - Design, optimisation, and fabrication of patient-specific multi-phasic total disc replacements (01/10/2020 – 30/09/2024) ~£90,000.
Co-I – QUEX Initiator grant – The Effects of Ageing on the Nutrition and Mechanics of the Intervertebral Disc (01/04/2018-30/08/2018) – £10,000.

For more information about current and previous research, visit Prof Holsgrove's website.

If you are interested in a research collaboration, consultancy, or completing research with Prof Holsgrove please get in contact.