Health and Society - Victoria Patricks

Victoria Patricks has come to study at Salford from Nigeria. Her research will be based on monitoring the usage of prosthetics and orthotics – looking at the current obstacles to prosthesis acceptance in Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC) populations. She believes that the research results will improve the understanding of LMIC amputees and help change the view of prosthetic and orthotic manufacturers - in order to produce acceptable prosthetic and orthotics for those living in LMIC. Victoria is based in our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Prosthetics and Orthotics, which combines a world-leading set of research organisations, with students from a range of backgrounds, to address important global health challenges in the prosthetic, orthotic and wider healthcare technology sector. The CDT is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and combines expertise from the University of Salford, Imperial College London, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Southampton - with more than 25 global industry partners and national facilities.