Fernando Bello obtained a PhD in Biomedical Systems from Imperial College in 1996. After finishing his PhD he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Neurology at Guy’s Hospital and in the Neurosciences Medical Image Analysis Group at the University of Kent. Before joining the Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology he was a lecturer in the Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Kent. At the time he was a co-investigator and joint coordinator of the EC funded projects Development and Validation of Techniques for Brain Morphometryâ (BIOMORPH), Telematics Applications in Radiation and General Oncology Treatment (TARGET), and Quantitative Analysis of MRI in CJD (QAMRIC).
His main research interest are in medical visualisation and analysis, surgical simulation, augmented reality and image guided surgery. A significant proportion of his work is devoted to investigating and promoting the use of new technologies in education and clinical practice. With over 40 journal and conference papers, he serves as a referee for a number of international journals and is a member of the Scientific Review Committee of the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention (MICCAI), the Programme Committee of the Medical Image Understanding (MIUA) conference, and the Programme Committee of the Web3D Symposium. In 2003 he was elected as a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.
Dr Bello holds grants from Research Councils, charitable foundations and the Department of Health in the areas of surgical simulation, surgical instrumentation, robotics, and augmented reality. He is an active member of the IEEE, MedX3D (Web3D Medical Working Group), and the CRaIVE(Collaboration in Radiological Interventional Virtual Environments) Steering Committee. He is also a full member of the Higher Education Academy and a Business Fellow for the London Technology Network.