Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has visited the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering as part of the Royal Society Pairing Scheme.
Greg was invited to the Institute to see the pioneering research that Dr Claire Brockett and her team are undertaking on ankle joints and also toured the test laboratories.
The Royal Society Pairing Scheme enables scientists to link up with an MP and attend a range of events as part of their 'Week in Westminster'. The scheme hopes to help MPs establish longstanding links with practicing research scientists and to help research scientists understand political decision making and its associated pressures.
Greg was paired with Dr Brockett, a Medical Engineer at Leeds who specialises in artificial joints. Claire shadowed Greg during a typical week in Westminster at the start of December as well as touring the Houses of Parliament, attending Select Committee meetings and watching Prime Minister's Questions from the gallery. In return, Greg was invited back to the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.