Primary Specialism: Higher Education
Raymond has significant experience of higher education. He is Professor of Biomechanics and Associate Dean (Global Engagement) at the University of Portsmouth.
His experience within the higher education sector has been gained both within the UK and abroad (Australia and Hong Kong). He has held various senior academic appointments, and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in strategic planning, university governance and the changing higher education landscape.
Raymond is a physiotherapist by training, and holds a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering. He works closely with engineers, clinicians and research beneficiaries in his academic work. He has strong knowledge of the NHS, and the role of rehabilitation and healthcare professionals.
Raymond has a strong understanding of research funding mechanisms in the UK. He has been invited to act as referee for various national and international research funding bodies. He has served as member of the Research Sub-Committee of Arthritis Research UK and the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal.
His own scholarship has focused in and around the areas of biomechanics and healthcare technologies. He has examined the mechanisms underlying back pain, osteoporosis and ageing of the spine, and has made innovative use of miniature inertial sensors in a broad range of applications, including the assessment and monitoring of posture and physical activity, and the detection of falls in the elderly. He has successfully secured research grants from the highly competitive Hong Kong Research Grant Council, BackCare UK, Physiotherapy Research Foundation, Sulzer Orthopedics to name but a few.