Emer O'Leary

Emer graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2019 with a first class honours bachelors degree and a distinction masters degree in biomedical engineering.

During her bachelors degree, she had the opportunity to work as an R&D engineering intern at Becton Dickinson & Co. (BD), based in Enniscorthy, Ireland. While working at BD, Emer participated in feasibility and DV&V testing of a balloon catheter device. She also led a project aimed at developing and optimizing a catheter bonding process.

Her masters degree was focused on investigating a potential preventative therapy for arterial dissection. She then worked as an R&D engineer at Veryan Medical for 2.5 years before beginning her current position as a PhD researcher at UCL and Research Complex.

Emer O'Leary

Research Interests

Emer's research area is biomedical imaging. 

Her PhD research project involves medical image analysis of high resolution phase-contrast computed tomography (HiP-CT) imaging obtained at the synchrotron light source at ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility). The new imaging technology developed at ESRF enables imaging of whole human organs with resolutions as low as 1 micrometre. Her research will focus on the human heart; segmenting the blood vessels and conducting blood flow simulation studies. She is investigating the flow patterns in the heart in both healthy and diseased states.