The Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratories research interests encompass the biology and biomechanics of connective tissue healing and strategies to improve clinical outcomes using biomaterials and biotechnology in injured and diseased states. Our primary fields of interest overlap with our surgical colleagues in the disciplines of orthopaedics, spine, plastics and vascular surgery.

Our goal

Our goal is to provide a collaborative and exciting research environment to further the understanding of the interface between surgery, engineering and medicine.

Research strengths

  • Biomechanics

  • Biomaterials

  • Surgery

  • Implant-host interface 

  • Research and Development

Our results

  • Peer-reviewed publications

  • Higher degree completions

  • Regulatory interactions

Our experts

Director - Surgical & Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
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Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (SORL) PhD


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Senior Research Associate


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Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (SORL) Bachelor of Veterinary


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Post-Doc Fellow


Conjoint Associate Lecturer Aidan Tan
Conjoint Associate Lecturer

Our technicians

  • Katie Hill
  • Rebecca Smith
  • Natalie Puiu
  • James O’Connor
  • Mack Walsh
  • John Ward
  • Sam Cantarella