CARTIS Management Board
CARTIS is managed by a local board and has clinical and research members from across the UK. With many international collaborators, CARTIS is ideally placed to understand and develop solutions to modern healthcare needs and welcomes new research partners.
Mr Adrian W. Sugar FDSRCS(Eng/Ed) FDSRCPS(Glas) MDhc Consultant/Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cleft and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL, UK
Tel: 01792 703077
Clinical Director and Service Manager: South Wales Cleft team; Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer: University of Swansea Medical School; Hon Consultant Surgeon: University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff; Clinical Teacher: Cardiff University College of Medicine
Main interests: craniofacial deformity and trauma, craniofacial and oral implants, training in cranio-maxillofacial surgery.
Specialist interests: cleft surgery, hemifacial microsomia, distraction osteogenesis, 3D imaging/planning, clinical research.
Peter Evans, Chief Maxillofacial Prosthetist, Maxillofacial Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL, UK
Tel: 01792 703515
Peter is well renowned in the field of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, being part of a team that pioneered the use of Craniofacial Implants in the UK for retention of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. Studying Maxillofacial Prosthetics in London in 1987 he moved to Wales to join the Welsh Craniofacial Implant Team.
He is presently Head of Prosthetic Maxillofacial Rehabilitation at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. His main areas of interest include facial prosthetics for children, craniofacial implantology and 3D modelling and imaging. He has published extensively in on the integration of digital technologies into facial prosthetics and implants.
Peter is a full member of the IMPT and a founder member and secretary of CARTIS.
Cardiff Met. Treasurer:
Dr. Dominic Eggbeer, Research Officer, The National Centre for Product Design + Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 029 2041 6703
Dominic is a Research Officer with particular interests in the application of rapid product design and development technologies in surgery, prosthetics, dental technology and medical device design. Dominic has presented at conferences around the world, contributed to book chapters, courses and workshops and published 18 peer reviewed articles. Dominic’s roles at PDR also include the management and development of commercial medical modelling services and PDR’s patient-specific design centre. This provides a unique link between clinical and surgical specialists, industry and medical product users.
Dominic is an associate member of the IMPT and a founder member and treasurer of CARTIS.
Mr Andrew Cronin, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW
Tel: 029 2074 6499
Alan Bocca, Consultant Maxillofacial Prosthetist, Maxillofacial Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL, UK
Tel: 01792 703515
Alan is one of the UK’s leading Maxillofacial Prosthetists, having practised for over 30 years in the field of facial and body prosthetic rehabilitation.
His career began at Kings College Hospital, London, moving to Wales in 1990 to lead the prosthetic team at the Welsh Burns, Plastics and Maxillofacial Unit in Chepstow. Presently Consultant at Morriston Hospital Swansea, Alan lectures extensively in the UK and worldwide.
His specialist areas of interest include Craniofacial Implantology, Silicone Technology and 3D Imaging. Professionally, Alan is a Fellow of theInstitute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists.
Founding & Honorary Member:
Dr. Richard Bibb, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough Design School, Ashby Road, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK.
Dr. Bibb graduated with a BSc Industrial Design in 1995 and then moved to PDR to undertake doctoral research in Rapid Prototyping. After obtaining his PhD he remained at PDR to conduct research into the medical applications of product design and development technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D CAD, Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing. He moved to Loughborough University in June 2008 to teach industrial and product design and continue his research. His collaborative applied research has been presented at international conferences in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Canada and the USA and produced more than 60 peer-reviewed publications.
Lawrence Dovgalski, Principal Maxillofacial Prosthetist, Maxillofacial Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL, UK
Tel: 01792 703515
Lawrence Dovgalski is the newest member of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics team at Moriston Hospital.
Having graduated from UWIC with a BSc Hons. Degree in Dental technology, he went on to study Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Technology as a postgraduate professional diploma at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Having worked at Moriston hospital throughout his training, Lawrence became a substantive member of the prosthetics team in October 2010 and currently specialises in the production of silicone facial prostheses, deep buried implants and in the planning of orthognathic surgery cases.
Dr. Peter Dorrington, Technology Translator, The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 029 2041 6703
Peter joined PDR as Technology Translator for the new Centre for patient-specific medical product development (within the Medical Applications Group). This centre has been created to improve the links between the clinical need and physical device creation for patient-specific products.
Having completed his undergraduate degree in Product Design Peter spent a number of years in industry as a design engineer. Further work as Research Officer with the Manufacturing Advisory Service followed, before being awarded an EPSRC doctoral training grant to study at Cardiff Business School. Peter’s doctoral studies investigate how aspects of innovation management influence the success of emerging technologies in different organisational settings.
Sean Peel, Medical Applications Research Technician, The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 029 2041 6723
Sean is currently working within the Medical Applications Group at PDR on the ‘Patient Specific Medical Design’ KTC. The project applies product development techniques to help companies and NHS specialists introduce products tailored to individual patient needs. Sean also manages and operates PDR's medical modelling service to manipulate CT and MRI scan data for the production of physical models of patient anatomy used in surgical planning. Additionally, by applying CAD techniques to medical scan data, he undertakes digital anatomical reconstructions, virtual surgical planning, implant and cutting guide design and soft tissue prosthetics mould tools development.
Sean graduated from Loughborough University in 2010 with a first class degree in Industrial Design and Technology. He is working part time on PhD research to investigate novel design processes and tools for the development of bespoke medical devices.
Steffan Daniel, Academic Associate, The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 029 2041 6692
Steffan Daniel attained a Masters in Advanced Product Design from UWIC in 2009. Following this he completed various design-focused work placements in Cardiff and Zurich, where he learnt about innovation, processes and technicalities in product design and manufacturing. With a desire to continue his academic studies, he joined the Medical Applications Group research team at PDR.
Steffan is currently studying for a PhD on novel design solutions in facial prosthetics. His research specifically focuses on using computer aided technologies in the design and fabrication of maxillofacial prostheses. His research at MAG combines his interests of human-centred design, computer aided design and innovative thinking.
Ariana Mihoc, Academic Associate, The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 029 2041 7039
Ariana is in her first year of her PhD on the uses of rapid, prototype-based ethnography in the development of patient specific medical devices. She works jointly with Medical Application Group and User Centred Design Group within PDR.
Ariana has an M.Sc. in Advanced Product Design from University of Wales Institute Cardiff , B.A. (Hons) in Product Design, (1st) from University of Plymouth, and a B.Eng. in Industrial Design (1st class Honors) from University of Transylvania. She has also completed an internship as a Product Designer with VTech Telecommunications, Hong Kong and is a student member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Engineering Designers.
Ffion O’Malley, Academic Associate, The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Ffion O’Malley attained a Master of Science in Advanced Product Design in 2011 and a 1st class BA (Hons) in Product Design in 2010 from University of Wales Institute Cardiff.
She has worked with two medical companies based in the Institute of Life Science at Swansea University: Seren Technology Ltd. (developers of ideas into pioneering solutions for the healthcare and beauty industries) and Haemair Ltd. (developers of a patented prosthetic lung and respiratory aid) as a Design, Test and Research Engineer.
With a desire to further her knowledge of the medical design industry she joined the Medical Applications Group research team at PDR in December 2012 to pursue a Research Innovation Award PhD on the development of innovative patient specific surgical guides.