Dr Louise France

Dr Louise France

Director of Learning and Teaching, Lecturer in Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering


  • PhD / DPhil (University of Nottingham)


Dr Louise France is Director of Learning and Teaching for the Department an 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 Department of Engineering

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. (2021). Viscoelastically active sutures – A stitch in time?. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 121, Article 111695. 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

- Alistair Hull - Personalised approach to cleft-lip pallet treatment

- Catherine Hill - Development of novel test platforms for wound healing devices

- Roberto Rodrigues - Development of early-stage diabetic foot ulcer sensing technology