Lisa Macintyre

Dr

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Compression for medical applications Sports compression for improved performance and recovery Pressure distribution and modelling

19982019
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Personal profile

Roles & Responsibilities

Biography

I graduated from the Scottish College of Textiles in 1994 with a first class honours degree in Textile and Clothing Technologies.  I was awarded the Ede and Ravenscroft prize for highest marks.  I worked for the John Lewis Partnership as a graduate trainee and staff trainer before taking up a lectureship in Textiles in 1996 at Heriot-Watt University.  I undertook my PhD part-time, whilst employed as a full-time lecturer.  In 2004, I graduated with my PhD in pressure garments for the treatment of hypertrophic scars and was awarded the Macfarlane Prize for outstanding contribution to the University’s research.  I continue to teach textiles and research medical compression products.  I am currently heavily involved in teaching on our masters programs and also teach 3 undergraduate courses.  I won the University's 'Learning and Teaching Oscar' for being 'Switched on' (most engaging lecturer) in the award's inagural year (2010) and was shortlisted for the same award in 2012 and 2014, I was shortlisted for the 'Refreshing' oscar in 2016 and won the 'Graduates' teaching prize' in 2017.

I sit on the British Standards Committee for medical compression hosiery.  I regularly review articles for international research journals and grant applications for an international grants council.  I have led research funded by the Technology Strategy Board,  Innovate UK, Textile Future Forum, Arts and Humanities Research Council and projects part supported by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters and the Clothworkers Company.  I am currently co-investigator on an MRC CiC grant led by a clinician from University of Edinburgh. I have been a Programme Director, Research Student Coordinator and the Director of Research during my time at the School of Textiles and Design. 

I have published in international research journals and pre-print versions of these papers are available for download on my Research Gate page at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lisa_Macintyre/?ev=hdr_xprf

 

Current research interests

  • New structures and materials for improved pressure delivery in anti-embolism stockings.
  • Test method evaluation and development for compression products.
  • The impact of design variables and pattern cutting techniques on pressure distribution around irregular body parts.
  • Developing new sensor technologies for low pressure measurements at garment/body interface.
  • Ongoing evaluations of commercial fabrics for compression product construction.

 

Research students

I have supervised 1 MSc by research, 1 MPhil and 5 PhD students to successful completion and am currently supervising 3 PhD and 1MSc by research students.  I am happy to consider applications for self-funding or funded/sponsored students wishing to undertake PhD, MPhil or Masters by research projects in medical or sports compression.  Potential students interested in undertaking such research should email me in the first instance.

 

Consultancy

I have undertaken a range of consultancy projects including delivery of training to industry, product evaluation and technical report writing.  Current consultancy activity is focussed on developing bespoke pressure garment design tools for 5 international businesses.  

 

Keywords

  • TS Manufactures
  • medical compression
  • elastic fabrics
  • pressure measurement
  • pressure garments
  • knitting technology
  • compression

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Clothing Medicine & Life Sciences
Pressure Medicine & Life Sciences
Embolism Medicine & Life Sciences
authenticity Social Sciences
Hypertrophic Cicatrix Medicine & Life Sciences
Yarn Engineering & Materials Science
weaver Social Sciences
Nanocomposites Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1998 2019

Pressure garment: material matters

Macintyre, L., 9 May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File
Industry

Survey of lipoedema symptoms and experience with compression garments

Paling, I. & Macintyre, L., 29 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Community Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clothing
Surveys and Questionnaires
Lipedema
Compression Stockings
Ecchymosis

Measuring the Bending Rigidity of Yarns Using the Beam Method on a Two-Support Configuration

Alshukur, M. & Macintyre, L., 29 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Rigidity
Yarn
Defects

Nanocomposite-Based Microstructured Piezoresistive Pressure Sensors for Low-Pressure Measurement Range

Mitrakos, V., Hands, P. J. W., Cummins, G., Macintyre, L., Denison, F. C., Flynn, D. & Desmulliez, M. P. Y., 26 Jan 2018, In : Micromachines. 9, 2, 15 p., 43.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Nanocomposites
Pressure
Electrodes
Carbon Nanotubes
Elastomers

Anti-embolism stockings, the similarities and differences

Rae, M., Macintyre, L. & Dahale, M., 10 Apr 2017, In : Journal of The Textile Institute. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
embolism
Embolism
Product development
Yarn
Profitability

Activities 2008 2014

  • 8 Publication peer-review

Textile Research Journal (Journal)

Lisa Macintyre (Peer reviewer)
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Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (Journal)

Lisa Macintyre (Peer reviewer)
2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Nursing Research (Journal)

Lisa Macintyre (Peer reviewer)
2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Medical Engineering and Physics (Journal)

Lisa Macintyre (Peer reviewer)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of The Textile Institute (Journal)

Lisa Macintyre (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review