Graham Scarr

Biologist and Osteopath

Graham Scarr is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Fellow of the Linnean Society and now-retired Osteopath and has a particular interest in the mechanics of living structures. Fascinated by the ubiquity of geometric patterns and shapes in nature, he has been researching their significance over many years. As a graduate in microbiology, and after spending several years developing his skills in a bacteriological research lab, he is now part of a special interest group looking at the significance of the biotensegrity concept to biomechanics and clinical practice, and at the forefront of current thinking about this subject. Working closely with Stephen Levin, an orthopaedic surgeon who recognized the significance of biotensegrity within living organisms, he has developed new models that progress our understanding of the structure-function relationship, and published several papers on this subject in peer-reviewed scientific journals.