Professor Richard M Hall

Professor Richard M Hall


Professor Hall has an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Leeds and was awarded a PhD from the University of Lancaster.  He rejoined the University of Leeds as a jointly appointed Lecturer in the Schools of Mechanical Engineering and Medicine.  His appointment is now solely within the School of Mechanical Engineering.  The appointment to Professor was made in 2006. Richard is a member of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist. 


  • Co-ordinator PI BioTrib
  • Chair: University Committee on Studentships, Scholarships and Prizes
  • International Lead (Mechancial Engineering)

Research interests

He has accrued funding from the EU, UKRI and NIH (USA) as well as a nmber of smaller funders including charities. He has co-ordinated a number of research projects involving international collaborators namely thosee in Sweden, Switzerland, and Australia amonst others. Current projects include BioTrib and Nu-Spine. His research focuses on pre-clinical intervention assessment in the area of orthopaedics especially the spine and hip.  Richard previously led LifeLongJoints, a €18.3M EU funded activity for new technologies in joint replacement. 

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  • PhD, Lancaster
  • BSc (Hons) Physics, Leeds

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Instutite of Physics

Student education

I teach on modules concerned with medical engineering as well as supervising projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have a keen interest in postgraduate provision in my previous capacity as the Director of PGR studies for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Thermofluids

Current postgraduate researchers

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