The Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Group applies advanced engineering techniques to Doppler ultrasound to improve perinatal imaging and outcomes. In addition, the application of continuous blood glucose monitoring technology to management of gestational diabetes. Our student projects cover general clinical obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine.
We aim to develop, validate and introduce novel imaging technology to detect the at-risk fetus, in order to target in utero therapy or intervention. We are exploring the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) as a diagnostic tool for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and have undertaken numerous pilot studies in this area. CGM has the potential to be a superior and more highly individualised test than the oral glucose tolerance test to evaluate glycaemic control.
Our areas of research strength include:
We’re in a unique position collaborating with a number of schools within the Faculty of Engineering on research including:
We collaborate with several international research groups within Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.