Skills and Training Team

  • The Skills and Training Team will advise the Executive Management Team on the organisation and implementations of the professional skills training packages for the Programme providing recommendations to the Executive Management Team.

    Dr Catherine Berry (Committee Chair)


    Dr. Catherine Berry is a Reader in Cell Engineering in the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment (CeMi) within the Institute of Molecular, cell & Systems Biology at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on using synthetic nanoparticles such as magnetic or gold for applications in biomedicine, as well as cellular derived particles such as extracellular vesicles (EVs) and the influence these have on stem cells and cancer cells in 2D and 3D culture systems.

    Dr Cristina Gonzalez-Garcia


    Dr Cristina Gonzalez-Garcia is a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow. She researches material-based strategies to engineer tissue repair and regeneration, including the development of microgel systems for therapeutic protein delivery.

    Dr Patricia Esteban (She/Her)


    Dr Patricia Esteban is a Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine Biosciences. Her primary research interests can be divided into two main topics, both intimately related to human health: development of tissue-engineered in vitro models of disease, specifically wound infections, and optimisation of bioprocesses for the advance of cellular therapies.

    Dr Ger O’Connor


    Dr Ger O’Connor leads the NCLA laser research group at NUI Galway. His group provides graduate research training in short pulse laser material interactions and works closely with industry on applied research projects.

    Dr Anita Ghag (She/Her)


    Dr Anita Ghag is a Lecturer of Biomaterials in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on the development of novel, functional materials which have the potential to be used in various applications including bone, cartilage and the cornea. She has a particular interest in how additive manufacturing can be used to produce 3D structures to replicate tissue, thereby restoring functionality following trauma or disease.

    Megan Boseley

    Aston (CDT Student Representative)

    Megan is the 2019 CDT student representative from Aston University. Her research is to scale up and in vitro testing of exosomes for regenerative medicine applications

    Aleksander Atanasov

    Birmingham (CDT Student Representative)

    Aleksander is the 2020 CDT student representative from the University of Birmingham. His research is focused on creating a 3 dimensional skin substitute to model normal skin, wound healing and scarring using PODS® technology.

    Elaine Duncan (She/Her)

    Glasgow (CDT Student Representative)

    Elaine is the 2021 CDT student representative from the University of Glasgow. Her research is focused on bioengineering 3D adipose organoids for type 2 diabetes drug discovery.

    Martha Gallagher (She/Her)

    Aston (CDT Student Representative)

    Martha is the 2022 CDT student representative from Aston University. Her research is focused on designing biomimetic neural materials for scalable 3D cell culture.