Contact Dr Robert Scott

Areas of expertise

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosensors & Diagnostics


BA 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 activities

Robert 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

Conference Papers

  • Rogers K & Scott R (2008) Reliable analysis of apatite prosthetic coatings. In: 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008, Amsterdam, 28 May - 1 June 2008.