|Position:||UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, WEISS Research Fellow|
|Phone:||+44 (0) 20 7679 7992|
|Room:||Malet Place Engineering Building, 3.18a|
|Address:||Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
University College London
Malet Place Engineering Building
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
I am a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering and a WEISS Research Fellow at the Welcome EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences at UCL. My research is mainly focused on the measurement and measurement based simulation of ultrasound fields, and ultrasonic device design and characterisation. These activities underpin the development of existing ultrasound therapies and new medical applications of ultrasound.
My current UKRI fellowship is focused on ultrasonic rewarming of biological cells and tissues after cryopreservation, with the aim of developing a flexible tool for uniform and rapid warming of increased volumes of material.
A particular focus of my work generally is concerned with making quantitative comparisons between accurate hydrophone measurements and simulations of acoustic fields made using the k-Wave acoustics toolbox. One current area of investigation is related to the modelling of the propagation of ultrasound through the skull for application in transcranial ultrasound therapies. I am also working on the development and characterisation of hardware for targeted ultrasonic neuromodulation in the deep brain as part of a multidisciplinary team.
I am a member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) Ultrasonics Technical Committee, and an expert member of 2 working groups of the IEC Ultrasonics Technical Committee TC87, as part of which I am currently working with a small team on a new international standard for measurement based ultrasound simulation.
I am also a member of the International Transcranial Ultrasonic Stimulation Safety and Standards (ITRUSST), an international consortium which brings together academics, clinicians, manufacturers, and regulatory bodies to work towards the safe and effective application of transcranial focused ultrasound for neuromodulation.
Senior Research Fellow – WEISS Fellowship 2020 –
Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional & Surgical Sciences (WEISS)
Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London, UK
Postdoctoral Research Associate 2014 – 2020
Biomedical Ultrasound Group, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London, UK
Higher Research Scientist 2011 – 2014
Ultrasonics, Acoustics Group, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK
PhD Physics 2007 – 2010
Biomedical Physics Group, School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
Trainee Medical Physicist 2004 – 2006
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
MSc Medical Physics (Pass with Merit) 2006
School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
MSci Physics with Astrophysics (1st class honours) 2004
School of Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
In: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 39 (10), pp. 728.e1-e6, 2021.
In: Brain Stimulation, 14 (5), pp. P1353-1355, 2021.
In: JASA Express Lett., 2021.
In: IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 67 (1), pp. 81-91, 2020.
In: Acoustics Today, 15 (2), pp. 36-44, 2019.
In: IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 66 (9), pp. 1504-1513, 2019.
In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 145 (3), pp. 1270-1282, 2019.
In: IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 65 (10), pp. 1857-1864, 2018.
In: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, 6 (1), pp. 1-12, 2018.
In: IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 64 (11), pp. 1711-1722, 2017.
In: Phys. Med. Biol., 62 (7), pp. 2559-2580, 2017.
In: IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 63 (10), pp. 1535–1542, 2016.
In: J. Ther. Ultrasound, 4 , pp. 7, 2016.
In: Ultrasound, 23 (3), pp. 138–148, 2015.
In: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 134 (2), pp. 1586–1597, 2013.
In: Metrologia, 49 (5), pp. S279–S281, 2012.
In: Ultrasound Med. Biol., 38 (1), pp. 152–161, 2012.
Ultrasound-induced contraction of the carotid artery in vitro Journal Article
In: Ultrasound Med. Biol., 36 (1), pp. 166–172, 2010.
The cellular bioeffects of low intensity ultrasound Journal Article
In: Ultrasound, 17 (4), pp. 214–219 , 2009.
The 2nd International Workshop on Medical Ultrasound Tomography (MUST 2019), KIT Press, 2019.
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2019.
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2017.
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2016.
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2015.
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2015.
International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics (AIP Conference Proceedings), 1685 , 2015.
Proceedings of the 2015 ICU International Congress on Ultrasonics, 70 , 2015.