Dr Paul Taylor CSci IPEM PhD CEng MIPEM MSc BSc (Hons)
Paul Taylor is a Biomedical Engineer and leads the FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) research team at the National Clinical FES Centre in Salisbury. He is also visiting professor at the Faculty of Health and Social Science, Bournemouth University. He has researched and developed clinical exploitation in many guises and his role is to coordinate research leading to the development and clinical exploitation of FES and other rehabilitation techniques.
He has acted as chief, principal investigator and co-applicant in multi centre trials, investigating the clinical efficacy of FES in stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury. He has developed a range of electronic devices for the restoration of walking and upper limb function for people with neurological problems, from proof of concept, through clinical trials, CE marking to commercial production. He is a co-founder of Odstock Medical Ltd, the first English NHS Trust owned company and is President of IFESS. Paul was elected to INSPIRE’s National Scientific Committee in March 2016.