I am the Deputy Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science, and the coordinator of the MSc Health Data Science. I am passionate about improving research culture and promoting open and reproducible research practices. I am also an advocate for diversity in health science and technology.
My research focus is dynamic modelling of complex health systems. I initially worked on biomechanical models of the human arm, to help design prosthetic hands, and assistive technologies for people with paralysis. Since joining the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science, I have started applying my modelling methods to other healthcare problems. For example, I built an epidemiological model to help NHS Grampian with their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I now use dynamic modelling to address a range of health challenges, from the needs of the individual patient, to demand and capacity analysis of the healthcare system.
My background is in biomedical and computer engineering. I received my B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. I went on to earn my M.Sc. and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
I am currently accepting PhDs in Applied Health Sciences, Engineering.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
Applied Health SciencesSupervising
- Women in Data Science Ambassador
- Founder of the Aberdeen branch of One HealthTech
- 2019 Soapbox Science Stoke-on-Trent organiser
- 2017 Soapbox Science participant (Leeds Arts & Science event)
- 2017 demonstrator at the Cheltenham Science Festival
- 2017 & 2018 Judge for the Association of British Science Writers Awards
- Editor of ScienceSeeker, 2016-2017
- STEM Ambassador
Funding and Grants
- Chan Zuckerberg Initiative “Essential Open Source Software for Science”: OpenSim Creator: Empowering Biomedical Research with Biomechanical Models, 2022-2025
- Carnegie Trust For The Universities Of Scotland PhD studentship: Wearable sensors for clinical movement analysis of the upper limb: enhancing accuracy and improving access, 2022-2025
- NHS Grampian Endowment: Investigating socioeconomic disparities as a cause and consequence of deteriorating kidney health among people admitted to hospital with an acute illness, 2021-2022
- NHS Grampian Endowment: Using wearable technology to optimise timing of concomitant metformin and exercise prescription, 2021-2022
- SFC Upskilling Fund to develop two Master’s level Health Data Science courses, 2021
- NHS Grampian Endowment grant: Integrating real time surveillance and dynamic modelling of COVID-19 in Grampian to inform an adaptive healthcare response, 2020-2021
- Clinical movement analysis society (CMAS) small grant: A free online platform for sharing movement analysis code and resources, 2019
- EPSRC Healthcare Technologies grant: Personalised approach to restoration of arm function in people with high-level tetraplegia, 2018-2021
- Innovation Fund from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine: Intelligent FES for restoring arm movement in people with tetraplegia, 2018
- RCUK Public Engagement with Research Catalysts: Co-Production and Creativity: ethos, typologies and innovation in public engagement practice, 2017 - 2018
- Keele Innovation Fund: Using digitally enhanced creative methods to engage the community with biomedical engineering research, 2017
- Orthopaedic Institute / Keele ACORN PhD studentship: Biomechanical modelling of toe walking gait to inform the prescription of ankle foot orthoses in children with cerebral palsy, 2016 - 2019
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH): Intracortical control of FES-restored arm and hand function in people with spinal cord injury, subcontract with Case Western Reserve University, 2015 - 2017
- National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIH): Prosthesis Control by Forward Dynamic Simulation of the Intact Biomedical System, subcontract with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2013 - 2015
- Postgraduate, 3 stage, September start
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Care processes and outcomes of deprivation across the clinical course of kidney disease: Findings from a high-income country with universal healthcareNephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 1170-1182Contributions to Journals: Articles
Creation, Development and Enhancement of Academic Peer Review Panel to support the development and deployment of assessments14th University of Aberdeen Annual Academic Development Symposium 2023Contributions to Conferences: Posters
The clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID: Identification and changes in healthcare while self-isolating (shielding) during the coronavirus pandemicContributions to Conferences: Oral Presentations
Healthcare applications of single camera markerless motion capture: a scoping reviewPeerJ, vol. 10, e13517Contributions to Journals: Articles
Briefing: Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the clinically extremely vulnerable populationThe Health Foundation. 32 pagesBooks and Reports: Other Reports
A comparative evaluation of time-delay, deep learning and echo state neural networks when used as simulated transhumeral prosthesis controllersChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
The effect of simplifying scaling methods of an upper limb musculoskeletal model on the joint anglesGait Posture, vol. 81, no. Supplement 1, pp. 295-296Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
Model-based control of individual finger movements for prosthetic hand functionIEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 612-620Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Stabilizing Function of Superficial Shoulder Muscles Changes Between Single-Plane Elevation and Reaching TasksIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 564-572Contributions to Journals: Articles
Validating the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)Contributions to Conferences: Papers