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C113, Tait Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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EC1V 0HB
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About

Overview

James completed his undergraduate BEng course in Biomedical Engineering at City University London in 2008. After a work placement in Kings College Hospital Biomedical Engineering Department he was offered to study for a PhD at City University London, in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He completed his PhD in 2013, with an accolade from the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers, where he was also invited to join as a Freeman of the Livery. In 2012 he was also featured in the Royal Academy of Engineering Career Series.

Primarily, James' research interests centre around optical monitoring and electronic instrumentation development. His post-doctoral work has included early analysis of medicinal lithium carbonate towards the development of a personal lithium blood level analyser for patients with bipolar mood disorder, and recently completed a pilot study at Barts anbd The London NHS Trust of a novel endotracheal sensor.

Outside of work and research James enjoys photography and spending time outdoors, either on long walks with his family or tending his vegetable patch!

Qualifications

  1. PhD, City, University of London, United Kingdom, Jan 2010 – Dec 2013

Employment

  1. Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, City, University of London, Jun 2018 – present

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Member, Institute of Physics, Apr 2017 – present
  2. Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Mar 2013 – present
  3. Member, IEEE Eingineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Mar 2013 – present

Languages

English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).

Expertise

Geographic Areas

  • Europe

Publications

Conference papers and proceedings (14)

  1. Mejia-Mejia, E., Budidha, K., Abay, T.Y., May, J.M. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2020). Heart Rate Variability and Multi-Site Pulse Rate Variability for the Assessment of Autonomic Responses to Whole-Body Cold Exposure.
  2. Nomoni, M., May, J.M. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2020). Fabricating Novel PDMS Vessels for Phantoms in Photoplethysmography Investigations.
  3. May, J., Phillips, J., Snidvongs, S. and Kyriacou, P. (2019). The Sensing Endotracheal Tube.
  4. Nomoni, M., May, J.M. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2019). A Pulsatile Optical Tissue Phantom for the Investigation of Light-Tissue Interaction in Reflectance Photoplethysmography.
  5. May, J.M., Hickey, M., Triantis, I., Palazidou, E. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2014). Optical analysis of lithium carbonate: Towards the development of a portable lithium blood level analyzer for bipolar disorder patients.
  6. Terminelli, L., Carpignano, F., May, J.M., Merlo, S. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2014). Photoplethysmography and electrocardiography for real time evaluation of pulse transit time A diagnostic marker of peripheral vascular diseases.
  7. May, J.M., Kyriacou, P.A. and Petros, A.J. (2013). Pilot investigation of anterior fontanelle photoplethysmographic signals and their suitability in estimating arterial oxygen saturation.
  8. Kyriacou, P.A., May, J.M. and Petros, A.J. (2013). Esophageal SpO2 measurements from a pediatric burns-patient: A case study.
  9. Rybynok, V., May, J.M., Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2013). Design and development of a novel multi-channel photoplethysmographic research system.
  10. Kyriacou, P.A., May, J.M. and Petros, A.J. (2013). Esophageal SpO2 measurements from a pediatric burns-patient: a case study.
  11. May, J., Kyriacou, P., Honsel, M. and Petros, A.J. (2012). Photoplethysmographic and SpO2 readings from the neonatal anterior fontanelle: a case study. 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBS), 2012 August.
  12. May, J.M., Kyriacou, P.A., Honsel, M. and Petros, A.J. (2012). Photoplethysmographic and SpO(2) readings from the neonatal anterior fontanelle: a case study.
  13. May, J.M., Kyriacou, P.A. and Petros, A.J. (2011). Development of an optoelectronic sensor for the investigation of photoplethysmographic signals from the anterior fontanel of the newborn.
  14. May, J.M., Kyriacou, P.A. and Petros, A.J. (2011). Development of an optoelectronic sensor for the investigation of photoplethysmographic signals from the anterior fontanel of the newborn.

Journal articles (8)

  1. Nomoni, M., May, J.M. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2020). Novel Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Pulsatile Vascular Tissue Phantoms for the In-Vitro Investigation of Light Tissue Interaction in Photoplethysmography. Sensors (Basel), 20(15). doi:10.3390/s20154246.
  2. Mejía-Mejía, E., Budidha, K., Abay, T.Y., May, J.M. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2020). Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Pulse Rate Variability (PRV) for the Assessment of Autonomic Responses. Frontiers in Physiology, 11. doi:10.3389/fphys.2020.00779.
  3. Mejia-Mejia, E., May, J.M., Torres, R. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2020). Pulse rate variability in cardiovascular health: A review on its applications and relationship with heart rate variability. Physiological Measurement, 41(7). doi:10.1088/1361-6579/ab998c.
  4. May, J.M., Phillips, J.P., Fitchat, T., Ramaswamy, S., Snidvongs, S. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2019). A novel photoplethysmography sensor for vital signs monitoring from the human trachea. Biosensors, 9(4). doi:10.3390/bios9040119.
  5. May, J.M., Kyriacou, P.A. and Petros, A.J. (2017). A novel fontanelle probe for sensing oxygen saturation in the neonate. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express, 3(1). doi:10.1088/2057-1976/aa5946.
  6. May, J., Hickey, M., Triantis, I., Palazidou, E. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2015). Spectrophotometric analysis of lithium carbonate used for bipolar disorder. Biomedical Optics Express, 6(3), pp. 1067–1073. doi:10.1364/BOE.6.001067.
  7. May, J.M., Kyriacou, P.A., Honsel, M. and Petros, A.J. (2014). Investigation of photoplethysmographs from the anterior fontanelle of neonates. Physiological Measurement, 35(10), pp. 1961–1973. doi:10.1088/0967-3334/35/10/1961.
  8. May, J.M., Kyriacou, P.A., Honsel, M. and Petros, A.J. (2012). Photoplethysmographic and SpO2 readings from the neonatal anterior fontanelle: A case Study. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS pp. 1619–1622. doi:10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346255.

Poster

  1. Rybynok, V., Budidha, K., May, J., Njoum, H., phillips, J. and kyriacou, P.A. ZenPPG: a modular multi-channel photoplethysmography system. IAMPOV, 2012, 2012.