Rhona is part of the mechanical engineering team where she applies her mechanical design and analytical skills across various client projects.

“The design and development of medical products is fraught with challenges but that’s what makes it so appealing. Finding the balance between theoretical and empirical approaches to problem solving is crucial for reducing development time and I enjoy seeing the benefits that can be gained in early-stage work through to industrialisation.

“The challenges increase when we add the patient requirements into the mix, but that’s where being part of a larger team who have expertise in human centred design allow us to create solutions that are not only visually and mechanically elegant but genuinely make a difference to the patient.”

Rhona has been at Team for over 10 years, working across a variety of sectors from drug delivery to surgical. Previously she was involved in the design, development and analysis of orthopaedic devices through various research projects with Stryker Osteosynthesis and a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd. She has a degree in Product Design Engineering from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Brunel University London.