Dr James Bell
I am a researcher working within the Structural Biophysics Group.
2006: BSc Mathematics and Physics, Class I, University of Exeter
2010: PhD Physics, 'The relationship between the structure and mechanical properties of articular cartilage'.
2015 - present: Research Associate, Cardiff University.
2010 - 2015: Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow, University of Exeter
Honours and awards
2012: 62nd British Microcirculation Society Meeting - 2nd Joint Meeting with the American Microcirculation Society. 'Structural changes in loaded blood vessels'. Best Technology Abstract.
2015: British Association for Surgery of the Knee Spring Conference. 'Morphological and chemical changes in human articular cartilage following RF coblation chondroplasty'. The International Centre, Telford
2014: British Microcirculation Society Young Investigators Conference. 'Nonlinear microscopy as a probe of blood vessel micromechanics'. University of Warwick.
Committees and reviewing
2015 - present: Member of IT Committee
My research involves quantifying the mechanical properties of ocular tissue, and relating my findings to micro- and nano-structure. I analyse mechanical and microstructural changes associated with ocular diseases, treatment, and corrective surgery.
My past work includes assessment of treatment methodologies for cartilage treatment in osteoarthritis, and elucidating the effect of diabetes mellitus on the microvasculature.