clinical trials

Enabling the collaborative research in Precision Health that is instrumental in the transition to preventative medicine

Gemma Bale
Engineering, Physics


My lab develops and validates new optical methods to monitor brain function and metabolism non-invasively. The lab currently focusses on near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-based methods to perform in-vivo monitoring of metabolic markers such as haemoglobin oxygenation, mitochondrial function and blood flow. We are interested in pioneering tools and techniques to monitor relevant physiology for both basic science and medical applications. Our work is highly translational and we work closely with clinical partners in Addenbrooke’s Hospital to deliver technologies that progress medical therapeutics.

clinical trials  biomedical optics  dementia  neuroimaging  

Joseph Newman

Joseph is undertaking a PhD in the Toshner translational medical science laboratory in novel digital endpoints for use in decentralised patient-centred clinical trials in pulmonary hypertension and other cardiopulmonary diseases. This is delivered via apps and wearables. This is collaborative cross-sector research including academia, health services, industry and patient organisations.

wearable devices  pulmonary hypertension  digital health  respiratory  patient engagement  clinical trials  

Kirsten Rennie
MRC Epidemiology Unit

Dr Rennie's research focuses on the incorporation of remote monitoring in population-based and patient studies, including apps and wearables with the aim of improving clinical pathways and health outcomes and how remote monitoring of physical activity and function can be used to identify individuals who are at risk of adverse health outcomes.

wearable devices  clinical epidemiology  clinical trials