International Women in Engineering Day - Engineering for Quality of Life

Dr Leigh Fleming’s research focuses on the use of precise measurement techniques and engineering principles to improve quality of life - this includes the application of specialist engineering knowledge to help people living with chronic wounds. For the individual patient, chronic wound pain can lead to a deterioration in both physical and emotional wellbeing. This lecture offers a fascinating insight into the cross-disciplinary work taking place to improve these hard to heal wounds.

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Dr Leigh Fleming is a Reader in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. Leigh originally wanted to study medicine but chose Engineering due to her love of how things work. Her PhD focussed on “The Use of 3D Analysis Techniques to Investigate the Wear of Femoral Stems in Total Hip Replacement”. Following her studies, she went onto work in industry before re-joining academia.
She has worked in the area of applied medical technology for 20 years.


University of Huddersfield Queensgate Campus Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

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