• 298 Citations
  • 10 h-Index

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Leigh is currently the Subject Area Leader for Mechanical Engineering in the School of Computing and Engineering. After graduating with a BEng(hons) in Engineering Design: Mechanical from the University, she continued her studies completing a PhD in “The Use of 3D Analysis Techniques to Investigate the Wear of Femoral Stems in Total Hip Replacment” before moving into industry, working for DePuy International in their research and test department.

Since returning to academia, Leigh has worked on a number of research projects including: SOLADIM, a DTI funded project to investigate defect detection in semi-conductor materials; a number of industrial projects looking at the use of surface metrology to optimise manufacturing processes and functionality; investigations into wear of a range of orthopaedic implants; and NanoMEND, an FP7 project to investigate the possibilities of online measurement, detection and repair of defects in roll to roll processes.

Currently Leigh is expanding her measurement knowledge to apply to healthcare situations and recently wrote an editorial for Wounds UK to show how Engineers can work collaboratively with clinicians to improve the quality of basic care offered.

Her acadmic duties include teaching of Materials, Thermofluids and Investigative Studies. She is course leader for the Engineering Foundation Year and is also the Athena Swann Champion for the department. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a PGCert in Higher Education Practice.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Development of techniques to model skin integrity
  • Innovations in woundcare
  • Fretting wear of femoral stems in total hip replacement
  • Applications of surface metrology
  • Measurement of pressure shear and friction

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Mechanical Testing
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Photovoltaics
  • Hip
  • Tribology
  • Wear Testing
  • Medical Engineering
  • Metrology
  • Engineering Education
  • Mechanical Design
  • Quantitative Research
  • Atomic Layer Deposition

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Research Output

  • 298 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 24 Article
  • 9 Conference contribution
  • 2 Review article

Characterisation of wear areas on UHMWPE total knee replacement prostheses through study of their areal surface topographical parameters

Holland, M., Fleming, L., Walton, K., Cerquiglini, A., Hothi, H., Hart, A., Skinner, J. & Bills, P. J., 5 Jun 2018, In : Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties. 6, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Chemical Imaging by Dissolution Analysis: Localized Kinetics of Dissolution Behavior to Provide Two-Dimensional Chemical Mapping and Tomographic Imaging on a Nanoscale

    Reading, M., Ghori, M., Brown, D. R., Fleming, L., Antonijevic, M. D., Grandy, D. B., Hourston, D. J., Song, M. & Conway, B., 6 Jun 2017, In : Analytical Chemistry. 89, 11, p. 5882-5890 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Development of a model to demonstrate the effects of friction and pressure on skin in relation to pressure ulcer formation

    Leung, P. H., Fleming, L., Walton, K., Barrans, S. & Ousey, K., 15 Apr 2017, In : Wear. 376-377, Part A, p. 266-271 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Impact of Purification on Physicochemical, Surface and Functional Properties of Okra Biopolymer

    Ghori, M. U., Mohammad, M. A., Rudrangi, S. R. S., Fleming, L. T., Merchant, H., Smith, A. M. & Conway, B. R., Oct 2017, In : Food Hydrocolloids. 71, p. 311-320 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 21 Citations (Scopus)

    Evaluating the Trezzo range of static foam surfaces: results of a comparative study

    Ousey, K., Stephenson, J. & Fleming, L., 9 Nov 2016, In : Wounds UK. 12, 4, p. 66-73 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 2 Oral presentation

    Impacting on the Undergraduate Experience Through Interdisciplinary Industry Collaborations

    Leigh Fleming (Speaker)

    7 Sep 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Metrology for Bio Systems

    Liam Blunt (Speaker), Paul Bills (Speaker) & Leigh Fleming (Speaker)

    2 Mar 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Huddersfield University Partners with Innova to Improve Pressure Care

    Karen Ousey & Leigh Fleming


    6 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Conference Hailed Success

    Eliza Power, Leanne Atkin, Leigh Fleming & Karen Ousey


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment