Professor of Medical Physics and Director of Near Infared Spectroscopy Group, Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory
Clare Elwell is awarded PhD in "Measurement and data analysis techniques for the investigation of adult cerebral haemodynamics using near infrared spectroscopy" from University College London in the year1995. She holds a Master Degree "Measurements in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea" from University of Exeter in the year 1991, followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with Medical Physics from University of Exeter in the year1988. She was a recipient of many awards and grants. Currently, she is working as a Professor for Medical Physics and Director of Near Infared Spectroscopy Group, Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory. Her international experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study. She has contributed to broad range of public engagement and outreach activities including exhibits at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, British Science Festival, Design Council and Welcome Collection, talks at the House of Commons, Royal Institution, Institute of Physics, Institute of Education and Science Museum and filming for BBCs Horizon and Bang Goes the Theory. In 2012 she was awarded the UCL Provost’s Prize for Public Engagement. In 2013 the UK Medical Research Council honoured her with a Science Suffragette Award and in 2014 she won the Inspirational Teacher Award as part of the UK Inspirational Awards for Women. She wasalso the recipient of the 2016 WISE Research Award, recognising the research that she had carried out using novel optical imaging techniques to understand the human brain in health and disease.