Teaching Fellow & Researcher
Biomedical Engineering Group
0121 204 3747
Qualifications & Education
PhD in Biomaterials, University of Birmingham
MSc in Medical Engineering & Biomechanics, University of Leeds
BEng in Materials Science & Technology, University of Birmingham
Laura teaches on the CDIO modules and the first year Engineering Science module.
Biomaterials and medical device testing
The interaction between artificial implants and the human body
Alternatives to animal testing
LJ Leslie, LJ Marshall, MD Coleman, GD Tansley, “The haemolytic effects of a Spiral Groove Bearing designed for cell exclusion in Couette Flow”, Artificial Organs, Submitted.
LJ Leslie, LJ Marshall, A Devitt, A Hilton, GD Tansley, “Cell Exclusion in Couette Flow: Evaluation through flow visualisation and mechanical forces”, Artificial Organs, In press.
LJ Leslie, MJ Jenkins, DET Shepherd, SN Kukureka, “The effect of the environment on the mechanical properties of medical grade silicones”, J Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2008, 86B: 460–465.
LJ Leslie, SN Kukureka, DET Shepherd, “Crack-growth of medical-grade silicone using pure shear tests”, Proc. IMechE, Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine, 2008, 222(H6), 977-982.
12th Mar. 2012, SET for Britain, Houses of Parliament, London, UK. LJ Leslie, LJ Marshall & GD Tansley, Poster, ‘A Novel Bearing Design to Facilitate Blood Cell Exclusion in Couette Flow’
16th Mar. 2011, Celebrating Aston Research Event, Aston University, UK. LJ Leslie & GD Tansley, Poster, ‘Blood cell exclusion in Couette flow’
13-15th Sep. 2006, Royal Academy of Engineering Futures Meeting on Musculoskeletal Mechanics, University of Durham, UK. Presentation entitled ‘The effect of environment and other factors on the mechanical strength of medical grade silicones’
8th June 2006, BOSE Enduratec Users Meeting, University of Birmingham, UK. Presentation entitled ‘Fatigue Testing of Medical Grade Silicones’
11-14th Dec. 2005, First International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Hawai’i, USA. Presentation entitled ‘The Evaluation of Silicone Materials in the Manufacture of Single-Piece Joint Replacements for Use in the Human Hand’