Staff profile

Roberta  Ferro De Godoy

Dr Roberta Ferro De Godoy


Senior Lecturer Veterinary Physiotherapy/Equine Science


My academic career started by completing a degree in Veterinary Medicine. After that, I have completed my residence in Large Animal Surgery, where I became interested in developing my teaching skills. I complete an MSc and a PhD in Veterinary Surgery with my research focusing on use of stem cells in horses.

During my PhD, I have started teaching at levels 4-6, and as soon as I finished my PhD I have started teaching for levels 7-8 as well.

My career has been focused on teaching, researching and supervising students.

I came to UK in the beginning of 2011 to work on research related to use of stem cells and regenerative medicine in animals in The Royal Veterinary College and University College of London.

Since 2016 I am teaching at Writtle University College,delivering modules from level 4 to level 7.


PhD in Veterinary Surgery (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
MSc in Veterinary Surgery (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Residence in Large Animal Surgery (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
BSc in Veterinary Medicine

Subject Areas

Equine Orthopaedics
Large Animal Surgery
Experimental Surgery
Translational Medicine
Regenerative Medicine
Stem cells therapy
Tendon therapies
Cartilage therapies
Equine colics


2015-2016 Use of new technology (Bioyarn) for tendon suture: safety and biomechanical study (Funded by Wellcome Trust)

2013-2016 Improved cartilage regeneration through the selection and use of highly chondrogenic subpopulations of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (funded by Medical Research Council-MRC)

2012-15 Model development study of tendon healing after Bone marrow and synovial membrane Stem Cell Injections in sheep.(funded by Medical Research Council-MRC)

2012 Integration of tissue engineered cartilage in vivo. (Funded by James Tudor Trust)

2013 Silicate-substituted calcium phosphate with enhanced strut porosity stimulates osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. (Funded by Baxter)

2011-2012 Osseointegration properties of macro-porous structures safety and biomechanics study. (Funded by Eurocoating)

2010 - 2012 Cell therapy in horse tendonitis: Stem Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma (funded by The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq))

2010 - 2012 Stem Cells in horse bone regeneration, pre-clinical study. (funded by The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq))

2009 - 2012 Stem Cells in peripherical nerve regeneration, pre-clinical study. (funded by DF Research Council (FAPDF))