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Philip Breedon
Name:Philip Breedon
School / Department:College of Art & Design and Built Environment, School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment
Telephone:+44 (0)115 848 6424
Publication:Go to Philip Breedon publications

Professor Philip Breedon is a Professor in Smart Technologies at Nottingham Trent University, he is also a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT professional. Philip Breedon received his doctorate from Nottingham Trent University in 2002.

In 2006 he commenced as a Senior Lecturer in Product Design at NTU. In 2010 he was instrumental in developing the postgraduate Smart Design programmes for which he is now the course leader. He also leads the Design for Health and Well-being research group. He has given guest lectures on Smart materials in a number of European countries as well as in Canada and New Zealand.

His research interests focus on the utilisation of new and emerging materials and technologies, and includes biomimetics, biomaterials, biorobotics, wearable technologies, intelligent environments and investigative research related to the utilisation of 'smart materials' for clinical and medical applications related to in vivo devices.

He holds a number of research journal editorial positions and in 2010 he chaired the first international conference on Smart Design. As Principal Investigator he and a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, therapists, surgeons and patients have recently been awarded a National Institute for Health Research innovation grant to develop a system for the treatment of facial palsy following stroke.


EPSRC Cross-Disciplinary Feasibility Account research project - development of links from the EPSRC and other Smart Materials funded research within Science to design and functional applications, joint between Science & Technology and Art & Design and Built Environment. Grant £202k, 2010 - 2012.

Latest Gaming Technology Set to Help Stroke Patients

Research grant to investigate how the Microsoft 'Kinnect' can assist with the rehabilitation of facial paralysis caused by a stroke.

The project, which is in partnership with the University of Nottingham, Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham City Care Partnership and Maddison Product Design, has been funded by a National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) grant. Project duration: April 2013 to October 2014, the research group are aiming to create a prototype that can eventually be mass produced.

Inaugural Lectures