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Personal Statement

I am an engineer with a diverse background including electronics, optics and software development.  I hold a masters degree in Microelectronics and Photonics from the University of St. Andrews and have previously spent three years working in the software industry.  I joined the University of Strathclyde, Biomedical Engineering Department as a Research Associate in 2013.

My current research focuses on mHealth, the application of mobile technologies to healthcare settings.  I am keenly interested in devising ways in which such technology's integration with clinical workflows can be more easily facilitated.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Engineering, University of St Andrews


  • mHealth
  • medical devices
  • smartphone
  • ophthalmology
  • mobile phone
  • Diagnostics
  • Optics

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Telemedicine Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2014 2017

  • 2 Conference contribution book
  • 2 Article
  • 2 Literature review
  • 1 Paper
4 Citations (Scopus)

A review of feature-based retinal image analysis

Jordan, K. C., Menolotto, M., Bolster, N. M., Livingstone, I. AT. & Giardini, M. E., 22 Mar 2017, In : Expert Review of Ophthalmology. 12, 3, p. 207-220 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Information Storage and Retrieval
Image analysis
Image processing
Imaging techniques
35 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical validation of a smartphone-based adapter for optic disc imaging in Kenya

Bastawrous, A., Giardini, M. E., Bolster, N. M., Peto, T., Shah, N., Livingstone, I. A. T., Weiss, H. A., Hu, S., Rono, H., Kuper, H. & Burton, M., 12 Feb 2016, In : JAMA Ophthalmology. 134, 2, p. 151-158 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optic Disk
Optic Nerve


Model of the Preterm Eye

Bolster, N. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 16 Jun 2017



Design of ophthalmic equipment for low-income countries : a workflow perspective

Author: Bolster, N., 1 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Giardini, M. (Supervisor) & Connolly, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2015 2016

  • 5 Invited talk
  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Scotland leads the way in healthcare at a distance

Nigel M Bolster (Interviewee)
24 Jun 2016

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation: Frugal Friday, Helsinki

Nigel M Bolster (Contributor)
11 Dec 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Peek - Portable Eye Examination Kit

Mario Ettore Giardini (Participant), Andrew Bastawrous (Participant), Iain A.T. Livingstone (Participant), Stewart Jordan (Participant), Nigel M Bolster (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services