Biomedical Engineering and ECS academic retires
Dr Paul H Chappell, a long serving academic in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and member of the Biomedical Electronics group, has retired after more than 34 years working in the School. Pictured receiving a retirement gift from Professor Paul Lewin, the Head of ECS, at an event held in honour of long service staff and retirees. Dr Chappell has research interests in medical engineering, particularly prosthetics and functional electrical stimulation. He is the author of over 190 publications, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Physics.
A colleague, Professor Chris Freeman recalls, “I was taught by Paul back in 1998, and later on, one of his ideas led to the award of my post-doc grant. He works closely with clinician staff at local hospitals, and in Health Sciences. He pioneered the “Southampton hand” which is a novel prosthetic device. He is also a co-inventor of the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure (SHAP) which is a clinically validated hand function test and has been applied to assessment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions (http://www.shap.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ )