Imperial College London

Dr Niamh Nowlan

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Reader in Developmental Biomechanics



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4.10Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dr. Niamh Nowlan’s research is in the biomechanics of fetal movements, with particular focus on the role of fetal movements in normal skeletal development, and the importance of fetal movements as a measure for fetal health. For more details on the research being done in the Nowlan Lab, please visit the Research Pages.

Prior to joining Imperial College in 2011, Dr. Nowlan held two postdoctoral fellowships in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and in the Centre for Genomic Research, Barcelona, Spain. In 2009, Dr. Nowlan travelled to the USA as a Fulbright scholar, and spent six months working in Boston University. Dr. Nowlan obtained a PhD in Bioengineering from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2007, and holds a degree in Computer Engineering.


BA BAI, Computer Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2003

PhD, Bioengineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2007

Niamh's research publications can be found at the tab above, or on Google Scholar

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Nowlan NC, Bourdon C, Dumas G, et al., 2010, Developing Bones are Differentially Affected by Compromised Skeletal Muscle Formation, Bone, Vol:46, Pages:1275-1285

Nowlan NC, Prendergast PJ, Murphy P, 2008, Identification of Mechanoregulatory Genes in vivo during Embryonic Bone Formation, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:4

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