Finalist for the 2017 WISE Technology & Engineering in Health Award
25 September 2017
Dr Amelia Moore completed her PhD in Imaging Sciences at King’s College London (KCL) in 2005 and in 2010, was appointed to her current position at KCL as Research Fellow in Osteoporosis and Osteoporosis Unit Manager, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Her research in the use of radionuclide tracers to study bone metabolism began with 99mTc-MDP gamma camera imaging and progressed to the use of 18F-fluoride positron emission tomography (18F-PET) as a non-invasive imaging technique for quantifying new bone formation in any area of the skeleton, an important outcome in studies of patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.
Amelia has been co-investigator on a number of charity and pharmaceutical funded imaging studies, which has enabled her to publish 31 articles in peer reviewed journals (10 as first author).
She is single-handedly responsible for the day to day running of the research carried out in the Osteoporosis Unit at Guy’s Hospital and over the last ten years, has successfully recruited 400 subjects for clinical research studies in osteoporosis.
Her current research study is assessing the added benefit of vitamin k on bone mineral density, and she regularly speaks publically to patients with osteoporosis, members of the public and younger people about improving bone health through diet. Amelia is a member of the National Osteoporosis Society Bone Densitometry Advisory Panel and lectures on the National Training Scheme Bone Densitometry course.
As a passionate STEMNET Ambassador, Amelia actively supports work shadowing in the Osteoporosis Unit and she regularly spends time talking about her role to pupils at local School Career evenings. Amelia was awarded the ‘Shinestrong Award’ in 2015 by Baroness Karren Brady CBE in association with Pantene, and in 2016, she was awarded the KCL Division of Imaging Sciences Prize for ‘Most Significant Contribution to Public Engagement’.