Taiyibah Afzal


  • Background

Currently, I am working towards obtaining a PhD in the field of Medical Engineering at the University of Leeds, within the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE). I graduated from the University of Bradford in 2017 with a MEng in Medical Engineering. Following this I joined the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering as a Research Assistant. During this time, I gained first-hand technical experience in medical engineering, which has allowed me to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the translational outcome of research to help improve patient quality of life. My role as Research Assistant not only provided me with invaluable experience, but further fuelled my determination to continue a career in research by undertaking a PhD.

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Research interests

  • Overview of Research

My particular field of interest is “Mechanical damage in the hip joint”. The main aim of my project is to establish thresholds in terms of the contact mechanics at which damage is initiated at the cartilage labral junction. This will be used to enhance the predictive ability of joint tissue models.

This research is carried out within the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, to find out more about the Institute’s research visit imbe.leeds.ac.uk

  • Conference presentations

ORS 2023

Sliding distance during cam-type femoroacetabular impingement: quantification from in vivo data and assessment of in vitro effect.

Taiyibah Afzal, Alison Jones and Sophie Williams

Taiyibah ORS23 poster

ICORS 2022

Quantifying sliding distance in the hip joint during cam impingement for a set of activities. 

Taiyibah Afzal, Alison Jones and Sophie Williams



ORS 2020

Geometric method for assessing volumetric change of polyethylene liners in total hip replacement: Mazen Al-Hajjar, Taiyibah Afzal, Sophie Williams


Figure 1: ORS Poster Presentation.


  • MEng (Hons) Medical Engineering - First

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering