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Professor Raymond Lee

  • Qualifications: PhD
  • Role Title: Associate Dean (Global Engagement) and Professor of Biomechanics
  • Address: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 2551
  • Email: raymond.lee@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Faculty Office
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I am responsible for the development and implementation of global engagement strategies for the Faculty of Technology, promoting international student recruitment and transnational education, and enhancing our international reputation and presence.

I have held various senior academic appointments in the UK and overseas. My previous academic work has enabled me to develop global connections and experience. I hope this would help us build strategic international partnerships, enriching the student experience, and creating world-class research with significant impact.

I received my PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, which was funded by the British Council Fellowship. I also won the Association of Commonwealth Universities Development Fellowship which allowed me to undertake research at King’s College London.

I have been invited to serve as panel members for research funding bodies (for example, Arthritis Research UK, and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal) and to act as external members of professorial conferment panels.


My research lies at the interface of engineering and clinical science. I have specific interests in spine biomechanics, ageing and osteoporosis, using engineering methods to study the mechanisms underlying spine disorders and to quantify clinical outcomes. I have been involved in the development of healthcare technologies for fall detection in the elderly and monitoring of spine posture. My current work looks at how exercise and mechanical loading may influence musculoskeletal health and the risks of vertebral fractures in the older people.

Some recent representative publications:

  1. Morgado-Ramirez, D.Z., Strike, S. and Lee, R.Y.W. (2017). Vibration transmission of the spine during walking is different between the lumbar and thoracic regions in older adults. Age and ageing (In press).
  2. Tsang, S.M.H., Szeto, G.P.Y. and Lee, R.Y.W. (2016). Relationship between neck acceleration and muscle activation in people with chronic neck pain: implications for functional disability. Clinical Biomechanics 35:27-36.
  3. Chahal, J., Lee, R.Y.W. and Luo, J. (2014). Loading dose of physical activity is related to muscle strength and bone density in middle-aged women. Bone. 67:41-5.
  4. Freddolini, M., Strike, S. and Lee, R.Y.W. (2014). The role of trunk muscles in sitting balance control in people with low back pain. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 24(6) 947-953.
  5. Kelley, S., Hopkinson, G., Strike, S., Luo, J. and Lee, R.Y.W. (2014). An accelerometry-based approach to assess loading intensity of physical activity on bone. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85(2): 245-50.

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