Dr Gavin Day

Dr Gavin Day


Dr Day is a lecturer in Medical Engineering in the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds. After earning an Integrated Masters in Physics from the University of Sheffield, Dr. Day furthered their academic journey by pursuing a combined Master of Science and PhD in Medical and Biological Engineering. Their doctoral research was encapsulated in a thesis titled, “The Effects of Vertebral Variation on the Mechanical Outcomes of Vertebroplasty”.

Research interests


  • Development of specimen-specific finite element models using advanced experimental and computational techniques.
  • Biomechanical insights into the knee, particularly:
    • Simulation of diverse loading conditions for a comprehensive understanding of knee mechanics.
    • Factors affecting short-term stability of arthritis treatments, including osteochondral grafts.
  • Statistical shape and appearance (intensity) modeling.
    • Emphasis on spinal structures and their implications.
    • Impact of shape, bone density, and alignment on therapeutic intervention efficacy.

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  • PhD in Biomechanics
  • MPhys Physics

Professional memberships

  • European Society of Biomechanics

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
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