Dr Jennifer Z Paxton
Jennifer began her studies at the University of Glasgow with a BSc (Hons) in Anatomy, graduating in 2004. Following this, she undertook an MSc in Bioengineering at the University of Strathclyde where she combined her anatomical knowledge with engineering principles to understand the ways in which engineering science can be applied to advances in healthcare. Here, Jennifer was introduced to the field of Tissue Engineering and so on completion of her MSc, she moved to the University of Dundee where she completed her PhD in Tissue Engineering in 2009. Jennifer then undertook a period of postdoctoral research in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham from 2009-2013. Jennifer then joined the University of Edinburgh in early 2014 as a Lecturer in Anatomy. Here, she teaches anatomy to Medical and Science students on campus and is Programme Director for a new online Postgraduate Programme in Anatomical Sciences. Jennifer is also Principal Investigator in the Paxton Lab, where she leads a team of researchers in musculoskeletal tissue engineering as well as developing new and innovative teaching tools for anatomical education. Most recently, Jennifer has published a public interest anatomy book called Anatomicum.