Dr Sean Peel (www.seanpeel.com) is a postdoctoral research associate in the Design Innovation Research Group at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. His career has encompassed practising, studying and describing design across a range of contexts. In particular, he has liaised with surgeons, prosthetists and engineers to develop designs for patient-specific guides and implants in maxillofacial surgery, and has led the development of publications describing such innovations in peer-reviewed journals. He has also developed and implemented a certified ISO 13485 quality management system for implant design. More recently, he has planned hundreds of robotically assisted hip and knee replacements for a major global corporation, at the cutting edge of orthopaedic surgery. In his current role, he has developed funding bids and peer-reviewed publications on medical design innovation strategy. These have targeted mechanical circulatory support specifically, and patient-centred healthcare more generally.
Contact: Design Innovation Research Group – School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, Darlington, NSW 2008, Australia.