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, Reconstructive Scientist & Maxillofacial Laboratory Services Manager, 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, Surgical & Prosthetic Design team Unit Manager, The National Centre for Product Design + Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 029 2041 6703
Dominic’s research focusses on the effective application of technologies such as computer aided design, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, medical imaging and reverse engineering within medicine; specifically prosthetics, rehabilitation and surgery. He has presented at conferences around the world, contributed to book chapters, courses and workshops and published over 18 peer reviewed articles. Dominic’s roles at PDR also include the management and development of commercial medical modelling services, with broad ranging customers in UK hospitals, research groups and companies. This is an important mechanism in the identification of relevant research that is targeted to meet modern healthcare needs.
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, (Ret.) 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. As Consultant at Morriston Hospital Swansea, Alan lectured extensively in the UK and worldwide.
His specialist areas of interest include Craniofacial Implantology, Silicone Technology and 3D Imaging. Alan is a Fellow of theInstitute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists.
Founding & Honorary Member:
Dr. Richard Bibb, Reader in Medical Applications of Design, 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.
Mr Satyajeet Bhatia, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW
Tel: 029 2074 6499
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.
Sean Peel, Design + Research Engineer , The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 029 2041 6723
Sean’s role focuses on maximising opportunities for collaboration, research and enterprise by developing how PDR’s Medical Applications Group works with clinicians. By combining a grounding in industrial design principles, experience of prototyping technologies and knowledge of medical procedures, he undertakes design and research projects to produce novel, bespoke patient-specific implants, surgical guides and prostheses. Additionally, he works with surgeons to plan and rehearse procedures in the virtual CAD environment to improve predictability, reduce costs and deliver better clinical outcomes.
His research is concerned with informing the development of new design tools to facilitate more efficient inter-disciplinary communication and collaborative working between engineers and medical professionals. He’s working on part time research in this area.
Emily Bilbie, Medical Applications Technician, The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK.
Tel: 029 2041 7055
Emily joined PDR’s Medical Applications Group in August, 2013. She operates PDR's medical modelling service to manipulate medical scan data for the production of physical models of patient anatomy used in surgical planning. Additionally, by applying CAD techniques to medical scan data, she assists in digital anatomical reconstructions.
Emily graduated from Loughborough University in 2013 with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology and will employ her unique skills to develop the capacity and capabilities of the CARTIS collaboration.
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 Surgical & Prosthetic design research team at PDR in December 2012 to pursue a Research Innovation Award PhD on the development of innovative patient specific surgical guides.
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 Surgical & Prosthetic Design 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 the final year of her PhD on the uses of rapid, prototype-based ethnography in the development of patient specific medical devices. She works jointly with Surgical & Prosthetic Design team 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.