Staff profile

Dr Reza Safari

Research Fellow


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, St Helena, Chesterfield



I have joined the Health and Social Care Research Centre as a Research Fellow in 2016. My research evaluates the effects of prostheses and orthoses on outcomes important to people with amputation and physical disability. The focus of my research is on the assessment and understanding of objective and subjective manufacturing methods in prosthetics and orthotics to improve users’ experiences and clinical efficacy. My other area of research is the design and examination of rehabilitation interventions to improve the physical and mental health of people with long-term physical conditions.  

Teaching responsibilities

Supervision of Ph.D. students. 

Research interests

I wellcome research collaboration and 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 full 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.