Ellen Simmons

Ellen SimmonsI am currently undertaking a 6-month research placement with UCD Medical Device Design Group as part of my Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering. My research is part of the DRIVE project, creating a medical device for individuals suffering from type 1 diabetes mellitus. This project is in collaboration with 13 other European partners, and I am under the supervision of Dr. O’Cearbhaill whilst working with Dr. Coulter. This placement serves as my final year project, and I shall graduate with an MEng qualification in May 2017. My home institution is the University of Glasgow, and I have also spent a semester studying at the National University of Singapore. Alongside my studies I run an organisation called “FemEng” which aims to encourage and support women in engineering, based in Glasgow with a recently launched branch within the University of Rwanda.