Anastasia Topalidou

Research Associate (Biomechanics of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Thermal Imaging), University of Central Lancashire

Anastasia specialises in the fields of clinical and musculoskeletal biomechanics and clinical measurements, with extensive experience in thermal imaging, non-invasive techniques and innovative methods for measurements in medicine and for clinical research in a range of contexts. She has participated in several inter- and trans-disciplinary projects combining biomedical engineering, health sciences, midwifery, psychology and other disciplines. She leads Working Group 2 (WG2: Biomechanics & Bioengineering) of the EU COST Action-IS1405, which explores the mechanics and bioengineering of pregnancy and labour, including the identification and/or development of non-invasive, dynamic, real time methods for assessing mechanical and bio-engineering parameters in vivo for pregnant and labouring women and their foetus. She has received fellowships, awards and honours and she has active collaborative links with industry and Universities across Europe.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate (Biomechanics of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Thermal Imaging), University of Central Lancashire

Education

  • 2015 
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece, PhD