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Dr Ruth Mackay
Senior Lecturer

Howell Building 132


Dr Mackay is a Mechanical Engineer with a particular interest within the biomedical field.  She gained her undergraduate degree from the University of Dundee in 2007 in Mechnical Engineering.  This was followed by a her PhD Micro-electromechanical-systems in 2011, also at the University of Dundee, funded by a CASE grant from the EPSRC with IDB Technologies.  She moved to Brunel in 2011 to work as a Research Fellow on a tanslational MRC grant developing point of care devices.  She became a lecturer at Brunel in 2015. Her research focuses on organ-on-a-chip tecnologies for women's health, low cost point of care diagnostic devices and prosthetics.

She teaches within the areas of Finite Element Analysis and Medical Device Engineering.

Newest selected publications

Cullen, S., Mackay, R., Mohagheghi, A. and Du, X. (2023) 'Low-Cost Smartphone Photogrammetry Accurately Digitises Positive Socket and Limb Casts'. Prosthesis, 5 (4). pp. 1382 - 1392.Open Access Link

Journal article

Suthar, K., Lesseps, N., Mackay, R. and Wang, M. (2023) 'Casting vs Injection Moulding: A Comparison Study for In-Lab Low-Cost Soft Robot Fabrication', in Iida, F., Maiolino, P., Abdulali, A. and Wang, M. (eds.) Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems: 24th Annual Conference, TAROS 2023, Cambridge, UK, September 13–15, 2023, Proceedings. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. , 14136 LNAI. pp. 381 - 392. ISBN 10: 3-031-43360-2. ISBN 13: 978-3-031-43359-7.

Book chapter

Cullen, S., Mackay, R., Mohagheghi, A. and Du, X. (2023) '3D Motion Analysis for the Assessment of Dynamic Coupling in Transtibial Prosthetics: A Proof of Concept'. IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 4. pp. 141 - 147. ISSN: 2644-1276 Open Access Link

Journal article

Cullen, S., Mackay, R., Mohagheghi, A. and Du, X. (2021) 'The use of smartphone photogrammetry to digitise transtibial sockets: Optimisation of method and quantitative evaluation of suitability'. Sensors, 21 (24). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 1424-8220 Open Access Link

Journal article

Houlden, A. and Mackay, R. (2021) 'Can microfluidics be used to create a more realistic in vitro model of the vaginal ectocervix to better understand bacterial vaginosis?'. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 98 (1). pp. 74 - 74. ISSN: 1368-4973 Open Access Link

Journal article
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