January 2019 – Present: Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering (HEFC Funded)
Current roles include
• School of Pharmacy & Bioengineering Equality, Diversity Inclusion Chair
• School of Pharmacy & Bioengineering Elected Member of Senate
• Regenerative Medicine FReT Membership Co-lead
• Staff-Student liaison officer for MSc Biomed/CTE/MedEng
2016-2019: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Keele University)
2021: FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2012-2016: Ph.D Bioengineering Cancer Studies (Keele University)
2010-2011: MSc Cell and Tissue Engineering (Keele University)
2006-2009: BSc Neuroscience and Psychology (Keele University)
Research and scholarship
Regenerative Medicine/Healthcare Technologies
My research interests are multidisciplinary; utilising bioengineering, spectrometry and spectroscopy to advance healthcare technologies and understanding. Primary focuses are to move analytical technology and practices to the non-invasive or non-destructive routes.
Scope of interests: Mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS, GC-MS), vibrational spectroscopy (Mid-Infrared FTIR, Synchrotron-FTIR, Raman) preclinical models, supporting technologies, tissue engineering, lungs/Respiratory, ear/nose/throat, stem cell biology, biomarkers, volatile organic compounds, imaging, In vitro modelling, clinical translation, breath analysis, body fluid profiling, cell headspace (the exometabolome).
Current lab group activity
The use of Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) and Vibrational Spectroscopy to profile models of irritable bowel syndromes (IBS), study age related hearing loss (improving basic scientific knowledge, diagnostics and interventions) and investigate the role of cell culture conditions on stem cell metabolic outputs.
- Amy Worrall (PhD Student, 2019-)
- Sara Barreto (PhD Student, CDT funded, 2019-)
Module lead: MSc Cell & Tissue Engineering (MSc CTE) Cell Biomechanics, BSc Cell & Tissue Engineering (BSc CTE)
Current topics in Regenerative Medicine.
Teaching contributions: MSc CTE; Human Physiology and Anatomy Medical technology projects (Research dissertation projects), personal tutor. BSc CTE; Human Physiology and Anatomy, Experimental research methodology. MPharm Stage 4 Final year research projects.
Full Publications Listshow
Morphological analysis of vibrational hyperspectral imaging data. Analyst. doi>2012.
Artificial neural network analysis of volatile organic compounds for the detection of lung cancer. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (pp. 183-190). Springer Verlag. full text>2017.