Helen Elizabeth Mulvana

Dr

  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

20062021

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

My research focus is the development of advanced diagnostic tools for the earlier diagnosis and targeted treatment of cancer. I work closely with clinicians to better understand clinical needs and with engineers and life scientists to develop solutions to these challenges.

Current funding supports research projects on the development of elasticity imaging using contrast-enhanced magneto-motive ultrasound for the early detection of colorectal cancer, a pilot clinical trial to establish effectiveness of contrast enhanced ultrasound to detect sentinel lymph nodes in rectal cancer, development of physiological flow phantoms to investigate factors capable of influencing ultrasound and microbubble mediated drug delivery, delivery of siRNA using ultrasound and microbubbles to treat hypertension in a mouse model and investigation of low frequency ultrasound to stimulate bone repair. I also have expertise in non-linear acoustics, contrast imaging, microbubbles, medical device design and fabrication, therapeutic ultrasound and elastography.

Currently available PhD studentships:

I am always keen to hear from prospective PhD students and post doctoral researchers with complimentary research interests, please get in touch to discuss.

I am currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship to investigate the mechanisms of ultrasound mediated targeted drug delivery commencing October 2020, please get in touch for more details. Deadline for applications is 28th February 2020.

Academic / Professional qualifications

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Young Academy Scotland, Royal Society of Edinburgh (August 2018)
  • Institute of Physics MInstP (January 2015)
  • Higher Education Academy FHEA (December 2015)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers MIMechE (October 1997) CEng (January 2014)

Current Committee Memberships

  • Chair Publicity, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2020
  • Co-Chair Legacy and Outreach, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2019
  • IEEE UFFC representative to TMI, member of AdCom (April 2019)
  • Associate Editor of IEEE UFFC (August 2017)
  • Physical Acoustics Group, Institute of Physics (February 2015), Treasurer (January 2018).
  • IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Technical Program Committee (February 2014)
  • Scottish Ultrasound Group, Founder and Chair (June 2013)

Education/Academic qualification

University of Glasgow

Jan 2014Dec 2015

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Glasgow

Sep 1997Jul 2001

Keywords

  • ultrasound, imaging, microbubbles, elastography, tissue mechanics

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Projects

Research Output

A controlled in vitro study of optimal low intensity pulsed ultrasound fields for stimulation of proliferation in murine osteoblasts

Savva, J., Lucas, M. & Mulvana, H., 9 Dec 2019, 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2019. Piscataway, N.J., p. 1543-1546 4 p. (IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS; vol. 2019-October).

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    Contrast-enhanced magnetomotive ultrasound imaging (CE-MMUS) for colorectal cancer staging: assessment of sensitivity and resolution to detect alterations in tissue stiffness

    Sjöstrand, S., Evertsson, M., Thring, C., Bacou, M., Farrington, S., Moug, S., Moran, C., Jansson, T. & Mulvana, H., 9 Dec 2019, 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2019. Piscataway, N.J., p. 1077-1080 4 p. (IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS; vol. 2019-October).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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    Prizes

    VisNET Collaboration Event Social Dinner

    Helen Elizabeth Mulvana (Recipient), Alejandra Aranceta Garza (Recipient), Georgina Zimbitas (Recipient), Federica Fabbri (Recipient), Ciara Keating (Recipient) & Virginia Echavarri Bravo (Recipient), 24 Oct 2019

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