Prof Roozbeh Naemi

School of Health & Society

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Current positions

Professor Rehabilitation & AssistiveTech


Roozbeh is a Professor in Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology at the University of Salford. He is an accomplished engineer and scientist with a distinguished career in clinical research and an interdisciplinary educational background spanning mechanical and biomedical engineering, and biomechanics. Based at the Centre for Human Movement and Rehabilitation in School of Health and Society, Roozbeh joined the institution in 2024.
Roozbeh has a rich history of leading impactful research projects, securing funding under prestigious schemes such as Horizon 2020, NIHR, and Biomedical Catalyst-Innovate UK. Specialising in Tissue Biomechanics in Diabetic Foot, Roozbeh’s research has a focus on reducing the burden of diabetic foot disease. This includes his work on innovative orthotic insole and footwear concepts to reduce mechanical trauma to the foot, and his initiative in developing innovative foot assessment methods to identify the risk of foot complications.
As a mentor and supervisor, Roozbeh has played a pivotal role in the development of early career researchers, guiding numerous PhD students to successful completion. He also established and led a Professional Doctorate award at his previous institution, a programme that gained popularity among Clinical Scientists and Allied Health Professions.
A Chartered Scientist through the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and a Chartered Engineer through the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Roozbeh is actively involved in professional societies. He sits on the editorial panels of international journals and serve as an expert reviewer for national and international funding bodies.

Areas of Research

Roozbeh's research interests encompass a wide spectrum, from soft tissue biomechanics using medical imaging to utilising AI in biomechanics and human movement analysis. He also published in viscoelasticity imaging, computational modelling, and tissue microcirculation. Roozbeh’s primary focus lies in the development of clinically viable biomechanical assessments for improving the prognosis of diabetic foot disease. Beyond his immediate research focus, Roozbeh is keenly interested in big health data to develop predictive models. His enthusiasm extends to collaborating on projects involving healthcare, medical, and rehabilitation technologies.