received a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 2008. Since then he has worked in the Surgical Technology Group in IMSaT, principally on the development of devices for minimally invasive surgery.
While at IMSaT, he has worked as an engineer on a number of research projects including the development of novel mechanical transmissions for minimally invasive surgical instruments, funded by the Scottish Enterprise Commercialisation Award, and the development of a novel radio-frequency ablation probe, funded by a NIHR Invention for Innovation grant. He has also worked on various industrially funded projects relating to the development of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical instruments and devices.
He is an associate member of the IMechE and has obtained multiple patents.