Staff profile

Dr Reza Safari

Lecturer in Prosthetics and Orthotics


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, St Helena, Chesterfield



I started my career at the University of Derby as a research fellow in 2016 and have since transitioned into my current role as a lecturer focused on prosthetics and orthotics. I am a part of the prosthetics and orthotics subject team and am responsible for teaching related programmes in these areas.

My research aims to assess how prosthetic and orthotic devices affect the lives of individuals with amputation and physical disabilities. I focus on objective and subjective manufacturing methods to enhance clinical effectiveness and improve users' experiences. Additionally, I research the development and analysis of rehabilitation interventions to improve the physical and mental well-being of individuals suffering from chronic physical conditions.

Teaching responsibilities

Supervision of Ph.D. students.

Delivering prosthetics and orthotics programmes. 

Research interests

I welcome research collaboration and am offering PhD supervision on:  

Membership of professional bodies

  • HCPC registered Prosthetist/Orthotist. Reg no. OP4348
  • Associate Editor for the journal, Prosthetics and Orthotics International


International experience

Previously, I worked as an Assistant Professor of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Iran.

In the media

Blog Post - Which therapies work best in reducing fatigue?

Recent publications

A list of my publications is available at the University of Derby Online Research Archive.

Close-up of an elderly person's hands clasped together

Reza Safari, Health and Social Care researcher at the University of Derby, looks at how digital technologies can help promote self-management of osteoarthritis.