Dan Bader, UK

Professor Dan L Bader BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc
Professor of Bioengineering and Tissue Health,
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Southampton
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD
Tel: (44) 2381 204106

Dan Bader studied Physics at Liverpool University, followed by an MSc in Medical Physics and a PhD at Southampton University. He moved to the University of Oxford, where his research focused on engineering aspects of pressure ulcer prevention. He later moved to Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) as a lecturer in biomaterials and a core academic in the IRC in Biomedical Materials. In 1999, he was appointed Professor of Medical Engineering in the Department of Engineering (QMUL). In 2011, he joined the Faculty of Health Sciences in Southampton to lead the Skin Health research group. Since 2014 he has led the EPSRC-NIHR Partnership focused on Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin, which has been recently extended through NetworkPlus to 2019 www.southampton.ac.uk/mdvsn.
Since 2000, he has been a Part-Time Professor in Soft Tissue Remodelling at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Tissue Viability and is past Trustee of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.
Research interests:
• Development of screening techniques to assess tissue tolerance to the development of pressure ulcers
• Design of novel support surfaces and medical devices at the patient-body interfaces
• Biomechanics of soft tissues in health and disease at different hierarchical levels;
• Biomechanical conditioning of cell seeded constructs for tissue engineering