Areas of expertise
- Biomedical Engineering
- Biosensors & Diagnostics
BackgroundBA in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Trinity College, Cambridge (1983).
Worked for 25 years in Orthopaedic implant manufacturing, for Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics and for Biomet, including as Technical Director for Biomet UK, responsible for Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical Research, and as R&D Director for Biomet Europe, responsible for research and development departments in UK, France, Germany and Spain.
Current activitiesRobert Scott is a Research Fellow with the Cranfield Forensic Institute, investigating the composition of microcalcifications found in patients with suspected breast cancer. This builds on earlier work conducted during his PhD, aimed at developing improved methods of breast cancer diagnosis. Current research is on the elemental composition and crystallographic microstructure of calcifications, and their relationship to pathology and radiographic appearance on screening mammograms.
Articles In Journals
- Gosling S, Scott R, Greenwood C, Bouzy P, Nallala J, Lyburn ID, Stone N & Rogers K (2019) Calcification microstructure reflects breast tissue microenvironment, Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia, 24 (4) 333-342.
- Scott R, Kendall C, Stone N & Rogers K (2017) Elemental vs. phase composition of breast calcifications, Scientific Reports, 7.
- Scott R, Stone N, Kendall C, Geraki K & Rogers K. (2016) Relationships between pathology and crystal structure in breast calcifications: an in situ X-ray diffraction study in histological sections, npj Breast Cancer, 2 Article No. 16029.
- Scott R, Kendall C, Stone N & Rogers K (2014) Locating microcalcifications in breast histopathology sections using micro CT and XRF mapping, Analytical Methods, 6 (12) 3962-3966.
- Old OJ, Fullwood LM, Scott R, Lloyd GR, Almond LM, Shepherd NA, Stone N, Barr H & Kendall C (2014) Vibrational spectroscopy for cancer diagnostics, Analytical Methods, 6 (12) 3901-3917.
- Etok SE, Rogers KD & Scott R (2005) Dissolution behaviour of plasma sprayed apatite coatings, Journal of Materials Science, 40 (21) 5627-5633.
- Rogers K, Etok S, Broadhurst A & Scott R (2005) Enhanced analysis of biomaterials by synchrotron diffraction, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 548 (1-2) 123-128.
- Rogers KD, Etok SE & Scott R (2004) Structural characterisation of apatite coatings, Journal of Materials Science, 39 (18) 5747-5754.
- Scholes S, Unsworth A, Hall R & Scott R (2000) The effects of material combination and lubricant on the friction of total hip prostheses, Wear, 241 (2) 209-213.
- Rogers K & Scott R (2008) Reliable analysis of apatite prosthetic coatings. In: 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008, Amsterdam, 28 May - 1 June 2008.