John Head

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Brian Blatchford PO47

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


  • Enrolled on the P&O programme in 1987
  • Qualified as a Prosthetist in 1991
  • Worked at Aintree hospital between 1992 & 1999
  • Joined Salford in 1999
Areas of research

Prosthetics, Myoelectric, Socket, Sports, Orthotics


  • All levels of Prosthetics, particularly upper limb
  • Mathematics & Biomechanics
  • Materials & design
  • Anatomy
  • Pathologies

Research Interests

Electrically powered prostheses and myoelectric control.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons.) Mathematics: Upper second class
  • HND Prosthetics and Orthotics with distinctions
  • OPTEC diploma in Prosthetics


  • BAPO Executive committee member 2010 - Present