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The Institute of Biomedical Engineering


Olivia Simpson BEng MIET

DPhil Student

COLLEGE: Linacre / Merton


Olivia studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Reading. She is a student on the EPSRC SABS R³ CDT: Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible & Reproducible Research Center for Doctoral Training, an interdisciplinary doctoral program, in partnership with industry, developing the next generation of leading computational biologists. Olivia has taken on teaching roles in a number of departments across the university. Alongside research and teaching, Olivia has worked on EDI and student welfare at both the college and divisional levels.

Research Interests

  • Wearable sensors
  • Signal processing
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Biomechanics

Current Projects

Olivia is currently working on her DPhil research. In her DPhil she is exploring the use of smartphone sensors to monitor the progression of multiple sclerosis.


The Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium:

College tutor – Colloquium on climate change (2024)

Oxford Department of Computer Science

Class tutor – Data Visualisation, (2022-23)

MPLS Doctoral Training Center

Project mentor – Software engineering (2021-2022)

Demonstrator – Introduction to computer programming (2022)

Demonstrator – Software engineering (2023)


Other Roles

MPLS EDI Fellow 2021-2022

Junior Dean for Welfare at an Oxford College