Kelly Burrowes graduated with a B.S. degree of engineering (chemical and materials) and subsequently with a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Burrowes serves now as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Based within the Computational Biology group, her research interest is in the development and application of anatomically based computational models to respiratory physiology. This group uses these models to understand structure-function relationships within the lung in health and disease. My research focuses on developing models of regional ventilation and perfusion within the lung. She is currently involved in two large European projects (within the Virtual Physiological Human Initiative-AirPROM and Synergy-COPD) aiming to apply these models to understanding the diseases of asthma and COPD. Her previous studies have focused on investigating perfusion within the lung and applications include investigating flow changes during pulmonary embolism and assessing the arterial spin labelling MRI perfusion measurement technique.
Biography Updated on 24 July 2012