Tissue engineering: the fabric of recovery

Professor Sheila MacNeil outlines her multifaceted tissue engineering research and explains how developments in the field have enabled the creation of life-changing solutions for patients.

The research of Professor Sheila MacNeil features in International Innovation (November issue); a journal disseminating research and providing news on funding and policy issues.

The article outlines Professor MacNeil's multifaceted tissue engineering research and explains how developments in the field have enabled the creation of life-changing solutions for patients. A Q&A provides information on what inspired her to work in tissue engineering and asks how her particular research projects are improving patients' lives.

Read the full article at: Innovation International

The common theme of my group’s work has been to collaborate closely with clinicians to get a good understanding of the clinical problem and then come up with the simplest solution, deliver significant benefit for patients and make the technology more adoptable by more clinicians.

PROFESSOR SHEILA MACNEIL

Further information

Professor Sheila MacNeil is Professor of Tissue Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. She has an undergraduate degree in physiology from the University of Aberdeen and a doctorate on the endocrinology of manic depression from the Medical School of the University of Sheffield.

Professor MacNeil works closely with clinicians to develop biomaterials and tissue engineering-based materials that can translate to clinical benefit. She has developed tissue engineered skin, oral mucosa and biomaterials to assist in cornea repair, and is developing repair materials for the pelvic floor.