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Queen Mary University of LondonQueen Mary University of London

School of Engineering and Materials Science

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Dr Richard Twycross-Lewis
BSc(Hons), MRes, PhD, MSc, PGCert, AMIMechE

Dr Twycross-Lewis
Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Supervisor:Aleksandra Birn-Jeffery
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5368
Location: 328b (Thurs/Fri only), SEMS, Mile End
Expertise: Biomechanics & Intellectual Property Law
Research keywords: biomechanics, gait, neuromechanics, gait metrics, non-steady tasks
Affiliations: Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Brief Biography

Summary: Graduate Instrumentation Systems scientist and Part-Qualified (UK) Patent & Trade Mark Attorney, specialising in Patent Law, Trade Mark Law, Copyright & Design Law and Competition Law, with a PhD in Medical Engineering. Author of 19 peer-reviewed research papers, with a further 2 submitted, and with over 10 years experience of lecturing and research in clinical academia. I have recently completed a taught M.Sc. degree in Management of Intellectual Property, awarded with Merit. I authored of a short research dissertation on I.P. issues related to transfer of 3D printer data files as part of my M.Sc.

In the field biomechanics & biomedical engineering, my interests lie in gait analysis of children with Cerebral Palsy. I have 10 years experience of instrumented gait analysis in clinical populations and have collaborated with NHS partners to provide outcome measures which lead into the decision making process to help determine the need for surgical interventions. I also have experience of collaboration with industry based SME's to validate orthotic devices to promote more efficient movement patterns.

In addition to my work in the School of Engineering & Materials Science at QMUL, I am currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Law (incorporating the Common Professional Exam) at the University of Westminster in order to diversify my skill-set to Law.

I am interested in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law (particularly contentious Trade Mark and Copyright & Design litigation), as well as Competition Law (both EU & domestic).