Robert Brown Award winner 2021 – George Bullock

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield, whose research focusses on the use and functionalisation of calcium phosphate materials for use in two different purposes: the treatment of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, and the regeneration of bone tissue. This has involved in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo study, the manufacture, functionalisation and characterisation of biomaterials, microbiology; as well as translational activities such as market analysis and patient engagement.

My work is highly translational, therefore involves working with commercial and clinical partners alongside performing laboratory-based research. I have an interdisciplinary background, originally studying bioengineering, which allowed me to develop the skills necessary to perform the diverse tasks required, and have continued this development throughout my post-doctoral career. I really enjoy working in a field that requires such a broad skillset, with no two days ever being the same.

It was a huge honour to be recognised by leaders in the field for this prestigious award, and I am incredibly grateful to the committee.

By George Bullock