Dr Martin Bishop

Dr Martin Bishop is a Reader in the Biomedical Engineering Department within the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London. His research focuses on Computational Cardiac Electrophysiology. He uses high-resolution, multi-model imaging data, from both the clinic and the experimental lab, to construct very detailed computational models of the heart, further parameterised with functional experimental measurements. These models are then used within state-of-the-art cardiac simulation environments to conduct in-silico experiments probing hitherto unknown mechanisms of the functioning of the heart in both health and disease. Specifically, his research examines the mechanisms underlying how and why the normal, synchronised electrical activation of the heart may break-down into highly disorganised ‘arrhythmic’ behaviour, in order to develop better preventative and therapeutic measures.