Prof. Alison Noble

Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng is the Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Oxford University Department of Engineering Science, Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBME), and a Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is a Fellow of the IET, a Fellow of the MICCAI Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She is also the current President of the MICCAI Society. She was awarded an OBE for services to Science and Engineering in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2013.

Professor Noble is a founding director of the Biomedical Image Analysis (BioMedIA) Laboratory, a multi-disciplinary research group working in the area of biomedical imaging and image analysis, an important sub-discipline of modern biomedical engineering. She heads a large research activity in cardiovascular image analysis, women’s health imaging (obstetrics and perinatal care) and microscopy  image analysis. To find out more about her research activities see the laboratory Research webpages. Professor Noble has published around 300 publications. A list of her recent publications can be found at the Publications webpages. She has supervised 37 PhD students to successful completion, with 17 further DPhil students currently under her sole or co-supervision. Alison has combined academic research with technology translation throughout her career. Her most recent venture is as a co-founder and CTO of Intelligent Ultrasound Ltd, spun-out from the her laboratory in 2012, which focuses on software solutions to make medical ultrasound a simpler and effective technology to use in existing and new areas of healthcare.