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Welcome to my blog

I’m a PhD researcher in Manchester with a keen interest in science communication. I’m also an avid sportsman, home chef, cheese enthusiast, walker, DIY-er, home-scientist and open to trying new things.

I post about things I’m doing in the lab, but also about what I do outside of it. Make sure to keep up-to-date with live posts and stories on my Instagram.

My recent goings on…

Handmade Wooden House Name

It’s been a while. Apologies. Work at uni has been a little tough as of late. Things are a little delayed, but they’re looking up so I’m getting back in to the swing of my extra-curricula activities. As I’ve mentioned before, I find designing, creating, DIY etc really helpful to relieve stress and anxiety. IContinue reading “Handmade Wooden House Name”

A scanning electron micrograph of a canine hip implant at magnifications between 8,000x and 139x.
Ball bearings approximately 200 micrometres in diameter create a porous surface to allow femoral (thigh) bone to grow into the implant which is termed osseointegration. In doing so, this creates a firm bond between the implant and the thigh bone which negates the need for the common polymer bone cement known as poly (methyl methacrylate).