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Richard Aspden

  • DSc, PhD
  • Emeritus Professor
  • University of Aberdeen
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Particular Interests in osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and low back pain. A background in physics and training in biology led me to explore relationships between composition, structure and mechanical function in tissues and joints and their regulation by mechanical forces. Imaging is used to look for early changes related to disease to develop imaging biomarkers.

Recent publications

  • Markers of oxidative stress, skeletal muscle mass and function, and their responses to resistance exercise training in older adults

    • Carru C
    • Da Boit M
    • Paliogiannis P
    • et al.
  • Significant morphological change in osteoarthritic hips identified over 6–12 months using statistical shape modelling

    • Barr R
    • Gregory J
    • Yoshida K
    • et al.

Professional experience

Emeritus Professor

University of Aberdeen

November 2016 - Present

Professor in Orthopaedic Science

University of Aberdeen College of Life Sciences and Medicine

September 1990 - October 2016(26 years)



University of Aberdeen

September 1997 - Present


University of Manchester

October 1977 - January 1981(3 years)


University of York

October 1974 - June 1977(3 years)

Co-authors (300)

  • Fiona Saunders

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