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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. (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

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Osório, LA., Silva, E. and Mackay, RE. (2021) 'A Review of Biomaterials and Scaffold Fabrication for Organ-on-a-Chip (OOAC) Systems'. Bioengineering, 8 (8). pp. 1 - 31. ISSN: 2306-5354 Open Access Link

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Costa, J., Mackay, R., de Aguiar Greca, S-C., Corti, A., Silva, E., Karteris, E. and et al. (2021) 'The Role of the 3Rs for Understanding and Modeling the Human Placenta'. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10 (15). pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 2077-0383 Open Access Link

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Ereku, LT., Mackay, RE., Craw, P., Naveenathayalan, A., Stead, T., Branavan, M. and et al. (2018) 'RPA using a multiplexed cartridge for low cost point of care diagnostics in the field'. Analytical Biochemistry, 547. pp. 84 - 88. ISSN: 0003-2697 Open Access Link

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