Dr Christopher Proctor
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Christopher Proctor is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Chris's research is focused on engineering bionic systems to improve healthcare and advance bioscience. On going project themes include:
Electronic drug delivery: Targeted drug delivery can focus treatment on the region of the body affected by a given pathology thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment while reducing side effects inherent in systemic treatments. We showed this to be a promising method for managing epileptic seizures. We are currently adapting this technology as a research tool to understand the brain as well as for treating disease.
Minimally invasive implants: Existing clinical neurostimulation implants often require invasive surgical procedures that limit the eligible patient pool. We are developing novel device architectures and control systems that can allow for key-hole like surgery of large implants.
Electrophoretic drug delivery
Electrophysiological recording techniques
Associated News Items
Proctor CM, Slezia A, Kaszas A, Ghestham A, del Agua I, Pappa AM, Bernard C, Williamson A, Malliaras G (2018), “Electrophoretic drug delivery for seizure control” Science Advances Vol(4), eaau1291