Dr Louise France

Dr Louise France

Programme Director and Lecturer in Medical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Engineering


Dr Louise France is Programme Director of Medical Engineering and teaches on the Medical and Mechanical Engineering programmes. Her research contributes to the Biomedical Engineering, and Materials and Manufacturing research groups in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr France's expertise lies in bioreactor development, biomaterials for wound care devices and tissue-material interactions for medical devices. Her research forms part of the University Advanced Wound Care Cluster, working closely with Smith and Nephew.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Viscoelastically active sutures – A stitch in time?

France, L. A., & Fancey, K. S. (in press). Viscoelastically active sutures – A stitch in time?. Materials Science and Engineering: C, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2020.111695

Postgraduate supervision

Dr France welcomes applications in her specialist areas. Current PhD Supervisions - Nicola Mandolini, Developing a Bioreactor for In Vitro Testing of Wound Care Devices - Alexandra Hendon, Modelling the Biomechanics of Wound Care Devices - Michael Taylor, In Silico Model of the Diabetic Foot