CURRICULUM VITAE: PROFESSOR CLARE ELWELL
Current Post
Oct 2008 – present
Professor of Medical Physics
HEFEC funded (0.8FTE)
Dept. Medical Physics and
Bioengineering, UCL
Oct 2005 – Oct 2008*
Senior Lecturer,
Oct 1999 – Mar 2005*
Lecturer
Oct 1996 – Sep 1999*
MRC Non Clinical Research Training
Fellowship
Dept. Medical Physics and
Bioengineering, UCL
Dept. Medical Physics and
Bioengineering, UCL
Dept. Medical Physics and
Bioengineering, UCL
Jan 1991 – Sep 1996
Research Fellow
Dept. Paediatrics, UCL
Oct 1988 –Dec 1990
Clinical Physicist
Dept. of Clinical Measurements,
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Previous Posts
*Two periods of maternity leave (1997,1999), 0.6 FTE 1997 – 2005 and 0.8 FTE 2005 – present
Education
1995
1991
1988
PhD “Measurement and Data Analysis Techniques for the
Investigation of Adult Cerebral Haemodynamics”
MPhil “Measurements in the diagnosis and treatment of
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea”
BSc (Hons) Physics with Medical Physics (IIi)
University of London
University of Exeter
University of Exeter
Other Appointments
2016
2014
2014
2013
2012
2012
2011
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2008
2008
Chair, Gordon Conference Lasers in Biology and Medicine
President, International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue
Co-Chair, Gordon Conference Lasers in Biology and Medicine
Editor, Special Issue of Neuroimage
Organiser and Chair, fNIRS International Conference, London
Organiser, UK-Japan Conference on Multi Modal Brain Imaging, London
Editor, Special Issue of Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society
Organiser and Chair, Theo Murphy Royal Society Scientific Discussion Meeting
Senior Fellow, UCL Biomedical Research Centre
Expert Advisor, Wellcome Trust and Department of Health, Health Innovation Challenge
External Reviewer, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
Executive Committee Member, International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue
Organiser, fNIRS International Conference, Harvard, USA
Organiser, Japan-UK Workshop on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Tokyo
Visiting Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex
Organiser and Chair, European Workshop on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, London
Research Profile
 Director of the Near Infrared Spectroscopy Research Group in the Biomedical Optics Research
Laboratory University College London (UCL).
 Pioneered novel near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) methods for measurements of tissue
oxygenation, haemodynamics and metabolism in neonates, young infants and adults.
 Leads a number of interdisciplinary teams developing novel optical methods for non invasively
monitoring tissue oxygen status in brain and muscle.
 Research projects include studies of brain development, acute brain injury in adults and infants,
sports performance, paediatric cardiology, malaria, and infant malnutrition in rural Gambia.
 In excess of £7M of research funding secured to date, from research councils, charities and
industrial sponsors including Hitachi Medical Systems and Hamamatsu Photonics.
 Over 200 publications and a book, with in excess of 4500 citations.
 Melvin H. Kniseley International Young Scientist Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of
Oxygen Transport to Tissue.
 MRC Science Suffragette Award 2013