Imperial College London

Dr Niamh Nowlan

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Reader



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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 Developmental Biomechanics Group, please visit the Research Pages.

Dr Nowlan was a member of academic staff in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London from 2011 to 2020. In 2021, she moved to University College Dublin in Ireland as Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Dr Nowlan continues as a Visiting Reader in the Department, where members of her group also continue to be based. 


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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