Liz Tanner has been Professor of Biomedical Materials in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow since 2007. At Glasgow, she established the undergraduate and MSc degrees in Biomedical Engineering, the first BEng and MEng degrees on the field in Scotland. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, she was at Queen Mary University of London, where she was Professor of Biomedical Materials from 1998 and Associate Director of the IRC in Biomedical Materials 1998-2001. She has been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Lund University Hospital since 1998.
Professor Tanner’s research interests are biomaterials and biomechanics especially related to bone and joint replacement and augmentation. This interest progresses from the development of novel materials, through their testing and into clinical application. From 2005 to 2009 she was Secretary of the European Society for Biomaterials. She is an Associate Editor of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H: Engineering in Medicine, as well as being on the Editorial Board of various biomaterials and biomedical engineering journals.