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Dr Jemma Kerns FHEA

Senior Lecturer and Director of Research

Jemma Kerns

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 592285

Research overview

My main area of interest is in developing spectroscopic techniques (Raman and IR) for healthcare applications, specifically early diagnosis, particularly relating to bone conditions including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and osteogenesis imperfecta. This includes the continued development of robust computational methodologies for spectral processing and analysis. I am particularly interested in advancing and combining these techniques to translate them into a clinical setting for the high-throughput diagnosis of medical conditions non-invasively in vivo.

As Director of Research for Lancaster Medical School, I aim to champion, advocate and support all of the amazing research we do.

PhD supervision

Please contact me if you are interested in undertaking a PhD in any of the following: 1) Raman spectroscopy and bone biology 2) Does non-invasive detection of mineralisation in bone offer an early diagnostic for bone disease? 3) Predicting and preventing osteoporosis.

Career Details

Senior Lecturer since August 2018.



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