Professor Mark Taylor

Strategic Professorship

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley Building (5.11)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Professor Taylor has over 20 years in experience in orthopaedic biomechanics and has spent time in both academia and industry. After completing his PhD  at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London (1997), he worked for Finsbury Orthopaedics. In 1998, he took up an academic appointment the School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. Whilst there, he was responsible for the formation and growth of the Bioengineering Sciences Research Group. His main area of expertise is using computational modelling to assess the performance of total joint replacements. His work has focussed on developing tools to help assess the performance of existing and new designs of hip and knee replacement. In particular, he has focused on developing methods for assessing the influence of patient and surgical variability. More recently, he has begun to explore using these tools for surgeon training and potentially for decision support to help plan joint replacement operations.
B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wales College Cardiff (1991)
M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering Science, University of Dundee (1992)
Ph.D. in Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of London (1997)
Honours, awards and grants
Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Gisela Sturm Award (1997) for Innovation in Artificial Joint Replacement from the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Truamatology (EFORT) 
Supervisory interests
Biomechanics, bones, soft tissues and joints
Bone biomechanics
Finite element analysis
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Orthopaedics (1)
Associate supervisor: Orthopaedics (1)
Principal supervisor: Orthopaedic Biomechanics (16)
Further information

Current PhD students and projects

Dermot O'Rourke - Finite element analysis of the acetabular component of total hip replacement

Willy Theodore - Computational modelling of total knee replacement

Hamid Farhoudi (Co-supervisor with Reza Oskouei) - Fretting and corrosion of modular junctions in joint replacement

Khosro Fallahnezhad (Co-supervisor with Reza Oskouei) - Fretting and corrosion of modular junctions in joint replacement

Hamed Ziaie Poor - Application of efficient computational models in orthopaedic biomechanics

Aswin Jeyakar - Computational modelling of impaction bone grafting

Sina Milimonfared - Retreival anaylsis of total hip replacement