Dr Stephen Richardson

Senior Lecturer

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Overview

Co-Director of Advanced Materials in Medicine (Jan 2020 - present)

Committee member and student liaison for CDT in Advanced Biomedical Materials (2019 - present)

Programme Director of the MRes in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (2016 - 2021)

Versus Arthritis Musculoskeletal Research Advisory Group member (2019 - present)

Senior PGR Tutor for the Division of Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine (2016 - 2018)

Treasurer and committee member for the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) (2014 - present).

Programme Chair for the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) EU 2023 conference in Manchester (rearranged from 2020).

Biography

I graduated with a BSc (HONS) in Biotechnology from Liverpool John Moores University in 1998 and was awarded my PhD in 2002 from the University of Liverpool on my research into control of chondrocyte behaviour. I then moved to The University of Manchester where I worked as part of the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering and subsequently UK Centre for Tissue Regeneration developing mesenchymal stem cell-based therapies for intervreetbral disc regeneration. In 2008 I was awarded a 5-year Research Councils UK (RCUK) Academic Fellowship to extend my studies and investigation the impact of ageing on regenerative potential of bone marrow and adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. I was appointed lecturer in 2013 and senior lecturer in 2017. 

My current research interests are in:

Stem cell biology and application in musculoskeletal tissue engineering/regenerative medicine.

Integration of biomaterial, biofabrication and bioreactor technologies to create biomimetic tissue analogues to model tissue development, disease processes and develop novel therapeutics.

Modelling intervertebral disc development using iPSCs and developing stem cell-based regenerative therapies for intervertebral disc degeneration. 

Social responsibility

I am involved in a wide range of public engagement activities, including:

Qualifications

2016: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2002: PhD, University of Liverpool

1998: BSc (HONS) Biotechnology, Liverpool John Moores University

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the "Clinical medicine" evaluation panel for the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT), the Portuguese public funding agency for R&D.

Versus Arthritis Musculoskeletal Research Advisory Group member (2019 - present)

Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) - Treasurer and Committee Member

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) - Programme Chair for the TERMIS EU 2023 conference in Manchester (rearranged from 2020)

British Society for Matrix Biology (BSMB) - member

Orthoaepdic Research Society (ORS) (USA) - member

ORS Spine Section (USA) - member

External positions

External Examiner for MSc in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Cardiff University

1 Sep 202031 Aug 2023

Musculoskeletal Research Advisory Group member, Versus Arthritis

2019 → …

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Keywords

  • Orthopaedics, Regenerative Medicine, Stem cells, Cartilage, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Differentiation

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