Professor Ruth Wilcox


Ruth is Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Mechanical Engineering. She joined the School’s academic staff as a lecturer in 2005, having been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2002. She has gone on to hold major grants from the EPSRC (including a Challenging Engineering Award and follow-on grant) and European Research Council. Currently she supervises over 15 PDRAs and doctoral students, funded through major grants and doctoral training centres.

Ruth is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Panel for Biomedical Engineering, whose remit includes the provision of advice to government, health authorities and the medical research community. She received an MRC Suffrage Science award for leading women in Science Engineering and Technology in 2015.

Research interests

Personal research interests lie primarily in the following areas:


  • PhD - Leeds
  • MEng - Oxford

Professional memberships

  • MIMechE

Student education

I currently teach aspects of the Level 3 module on Finite Element Methods of Analysis (Mech3900).

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering