Glen studied as a post graduate student in MACE on the Mechanical Engineering Design MSc and then stayed on to complete a PhD in the Design Reliable Systems funded jointly by EPSRC & Volvo Cars. Glen left MACE to join the University of Sheffield as a Research Assistant to test and make biomechanical performance improvements to ambulance stretchers. This increased his interest in bioengineering and he moved to the University of Salford as Research Fellow in the School of Health. He worked on the development of rehabilitation aids for stroke patients involving whole body measurement, neuromuscular control and medical device development. He also investigated lower limb biomechanics linked to diabetes and knee-osteoarthritis.
Glen then became a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University where he taught structures, finite element analysis, mathematics and led the bioengineering research group. His research interests are in understanding medical problems through measurement and modelling, with a particular interest in diabetes, stroke, spinal and lower limb biomechanics. Glen is based in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology with the Bio-Manufacturing/Engineering Research group.