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The Gianna Angelopoulos Programme

for Science Technology and Innovation


Dr Gemma Bale is the Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Medical Therapeutics, a joint appointment between the Departments of Engineering and Physics.

Gemma holds a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London and a Master’s in Photonics Systems Development from the University of Cambridge and University College London. She has established the multidisciplinary research group Neuro Optics Lab, which will develop and validate new optical methods to monitor brain function and metabolism non-invasively.

Gemma is a science communicator who has been awarded the Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award for Engineering, Technology and Industry by the British Science Association, and has led the award-winning public engagement platform www.

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Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Medical Therapeutics
Dr Gemma Bale