Rory Turnbull

Rory Turnbull


Postdoctoral research assistant in the Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimization.

I completed my PhD in the Exoskeleton Laboratory under Professor Abbas Dehghani-Sanij on Human-Robot Interaction in Passive Assistive Lower Limb Robotic Exoskeletons (2022).

I completed my integrated masters at the University of Leeds in Medical and Biomedical Engineering and have completed consultancy work regarding medical device regulations and quality management standards.

Research interests

Since completing my PhD I have worked on a range of projects:

  • In partnership with the Robotics and AI in Nuclear (RAIN) hub developing small in bore pipe exploration robots for decommissioning selafield under the remote inspection arm.
  • Collaborating with industry partners within the medical field worked to characterize shear buffering performance of sacral dressings.
  • I am currently working on a project with National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Leeds In-Vitro Diagnostic Co-operative to develop a point of care diagnostic device
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Professional memberships

  • IEEE
  • VPH Institute