Steven Niederer
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Biographical details

Dr. Steven Niederer completed his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science at the University of Auckland and received his DPhil in computer science from the University of Oxford in 2008. Dr Niederer was a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Life Sciences Interface Early Career Fellow at Oxford prior to moving to Kings’ College London where he is currently a senior lecturer in the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. 

Research interests

Dr Niederer’s research aims to combine experimental and clinical data with biophysical computational models to better understand cardiac physiology and pathology to better inform patient selection, treatment and therapy optimisation. This work currently focuses on understanding the cellular and tissue scale physiology that underpin the short and long term response to pacemakers in patients, developing detailed biophysical models of the rat and mouse heart linking subcellular physiology to whole organ function, developing simulations of atria electrophysiology and mechanics to investigate atrial fibrillation and using models of cardiac myocytes to investigate cardiotoxicity.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, A coupled electromechanics model of the rat left ventricle, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Auckland

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

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