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Miss Beth McGill

Postgraduate Researcher


Telephone: 01392 727467

Extension: (Streatham) 7467


Beth completed her MPhys undergraduate masters degree at the University of Exeter in 2016 following a two year research project exploiting the properties of light for imaging in complex set-ups. This project was supervised by  Dr. Jacopo Bertolotti.

Now working on her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Peter Petrov and Prof. C Peter Winlove within the Biomedical Physics Group at the University of Exeter. Focusing on Membrane Biophysics, she studies how the human red blood cell is affected in diseases such as diabetes mellitus. She uses a number of techniques, such as Thermal Fluctuation Spectroscopy, to assess the mechanical properties of the red blood cell and the effect this has on local control of blood flow in the circulatory system. This PhD is funded through an EPSRC grant.



Education & Employment

  • 2016 - Pres.     Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (DPhil) - University of Exeter
  • 20012 - 2016     Master of Physics (MPhys Hons.) - University of Exeter



  • "Red cell mechanical properties and biochemical signalling; - (Poster Presentation) BioMedEng18 (Imperial College London - 6/09/2018)


Outreach & Engagement

  • Year 12 CEMPS Residential - Exeter (Invited Talk - 27/07/18)
  • Exeter Progression in Physics: Biomedical Physics - Exeter (Organiser - 11/04/2018)
  • Exeter Progression in Physics: Biomedical Physics - Exeter (Organiser - 12/04/2017)