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