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Dr Sheldon K. Hall

University of Oxford
Old Road Campus
Oxford, OX3 7DQ


+44 (0) 1865 617696


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Institue of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Oxford and a research associate at Keble College. I have a background in nuclear engineering, applied mathematics and physics, and I have recently expanded into biomedical engineering. My current research involves the development of mathematical models to predict the outcome of minimally invasive tumour ablation procedures. These involve the destruction of cancerous cells in situ with minimal impact to the surrounding structures and the patient. I am also developing a mathematical model to predict the conditions within the eye during retinal re-attachment surgery.

Research Interests

My main research theme is the practical use of mathematical modelling in the biomedical sciences. Many models already exist for observable phenomena, but the predictions are limited by the availability of experimental data and a failure to incorporate the effects of the variations arising naturally throughout the human population and within an individual. To transfer these theoretical models to clinical practice the tools of sensitivity analysis, uncertainty quanitification and model selection need to be  leveraged to address the shortcomings. The objective is to create a modelling methodology that ensures that the predictions are robust and reliable enough to base clinical decisions on.