Amanda Q. X. Nio

Amanda Q. X. Nio

Research Associate at
King's College London [link]
Department of Biomedical Engineering[link]
E-mail: [e-mail]

Research Interests

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My research focuses on cardiovascular physiology — with an emphasis on applying and developing non-invasive methods to gain insights into sex differences, ageing, and adaptations to exercise training.

As a graduate student, I examined sex differences in cardiac function, as well as the impact of the menstrual cycle and menopause on the female heart. I am particularly interested in the functional capacity of the heart; how the heart copes with / responds to physiological stress. To that end, I have successfully assessed cardiac function during acute incremental exercise, during lower body negative pressure, and after 24 weeks of exercise training (longitudinal study). Below is a short video of me describing my research (2012).

I have strong inter-disciplinary interests and have worked with computer scientists and engineers to test the linear relationship between subharmonic emissions from microbubbles (using ultrasound imaging) and ambient pressure. The successful translation of this idea will equip clinicians and scientists with a technique to measure pressure in the left ventricle non-invasively.

Brief vita

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November, 2014 – present:
Research Assistant in the Cardiac Modelling and Imaging Biomarkers Group [link], Department of Biomedical Engineering at King's College London, UK
PhD in Cardiac Exercise Physiology at Cardiff Metropolitan University [link], UK
March – September, 2016:
Visiting research scholar in the Department of Radiology [link] at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
October – November, 2011:
Temporary staff at the DSO National Laboratories [link] (Combat Protection and Performance 1), Singapore
MSc (Distinction) in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK (now Cardiff Metropolitan University [link])
April, 2007 – September, 2010:
Member of Technical staff at the DSO National Laboratories [link] (Military Physiology Laboratory, Combat Protection and Performance Programme), Singapore
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (minor in Business) at the National University of Singapore [link], Singapore

Publications & Conference Proceedings

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(my profile on Google Scholar [link])

I had to transfer the copyright for some of the articles listed below to the publishers of the journals in which they appeared. However, I am allowed to distribute copies to individuals for personal and/or research use. Your click on any of the links below constitutes your request to me for a personal copy of the linked article. A detailed copyright notice appears in the articles. Nature's web debates published an interesting relevant article by Richard M. Stallman titled "Science must `push copyright aside´" [link].











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