Dr James Phillips is a Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering at UCL. From 2004 to 2013 he was a Lecturer in Health Sciences at the Open University, involved in a range of teaching, research and public engagement activities. His first degree was in Biochemistry at Imperial College London, followed by a PhD in Pharmacology at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, awarded in 2000. He was a postdoctoral researcher on an EU project in the Tissue Repair and Engineering Centre at UCL developing tissue engineered devices for peripheral nerve and spinal cord repair, then worked as a Research Fellow in the Surgery Department at UCL, investigating the effects of the cancer treatment photodynamic therapy on the nervous system.
James is currently involved in a range of research projects including collaborations with scientists, clinicians and engineers working in academia and industry. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Biomaterials Applications, part of the Executive Committee of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society and a Board Member of the European Society for the Study of Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration. His lab is based in the Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Department in the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and his research group is affiliated with the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering and the Neuroscience in Health and Disease research cluster.