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Dr Tecla Bonci

Teaching Fellow, Biomedical Engineering

Dr Tecla Bonci
Dr Tecla Bonci

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham, B4 7ET

Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 4786

Email: t.bonci@aston.ac.uk
Room number: MB 523

In April 2016 I joined Aston University, with a Teaching Fellow position in the Biomedical Engineering course.

I have a Biomedical Engineering background (BEng and MEng at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in 2008 and 2011, respectively) and I have a joint PhD in Bioengineering from Università di Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in 2015.
Before joining Aston, I have continued my research begun with my PhD in the biomechanical area for improving the reconstruction of the skeletal movement when optical systems are used. This research was performed at the Università degli studi di Roma “Foro Italico” and at the Università degli studi di Sassari, Italy.

My main research focus concerns rehabilitation protocols and increasing the resolution of human movement analysis, performed using stereophotogrammetry, addressing the principal sources of error in this context.

  • Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering (BEng), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, 2008
  • Postgraduate Degree in Biomedical Engineering (MEng), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, 2011
  • PhD in Bioengineering, a joint PhD from Università di Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum and Université Claude Bernard Lyon, 2015
  • April 2016 – date: Teaching Fellow, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
  • November 2015 – March 2016: Casual worker –teaching assistant, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
  • April – October 2015: Post-doc Fellow, University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Rome (Italy).
  • January – March 2015: Post-doc Fellow, University of Sassari, Sassari (Italy).
Teaching Fellow in the Biomedical Engineering course. Currently teaching Biomechanics, Biomaterials, and Kinematics and Prosthetics.
  • Human movement analysis
  • Stereophotogrammetry
  • Soft tissue artefact
  • Modelling
  • Soft tissue deformation
  • Biomedical signal processing
Doctoral grant (2012–2014). Financed by the Università di Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum.

Currently member of the Interuniversity Centre of Bioengineering of the Human Neuromusculoskeletal System (IUC BOHNES)