Dr Tina Chowdhury

Dr Tina Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
SEMS EDI & Athena Swan Lead
Intercalated BSc Programme Director and Admissions

Engineering 117, Mile End


support hours:
Monday (1-2pm)
Tuesday (1-2pm)
Expertise: Regenerative medicine
Research Centre:

Brief Biography

Dr Tina Chowdhury completed her PhD in 2002 and joined QMUL as a PDRA until she was appointed an Academic Fellow (2005), Lecturer (2008) and Senior Lecturer (2012). She was awarded a Drapers Fellowship (2014-17), the Queen Mary University Senior Fellowship (2018) and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018). Tina's work in developing educational innovations has been recognised by the prestigious Times Higher Education (2014), Reimagine Education (2016), Royal Academy of Engineering (2018, 2022), Story Futures Academy (2021). She leads the SEMS EDI & Athena Swan strategy particularly focusing on STEAMM diversity and led the School's Athena Swan application which was awarded in January 2024.

Tina is leading research grants with a value of £4.5M. She has published nearly 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented 100 abstracts at national and international conferences. Her work in regenerative medicine aims to identify therapeutics that slow down inflammation and repair tissues in human models. She serves on the editorial board and referee panel for several journals and her doctoral research students have won many research prizes at international conferences such as ISPD or best paper in the journal Prenatal Diagnosis.

Tina is an external examiner (Imperial 2019-2023; Manchester 2023-2028) and module organiser for 5 courses. She leads in the development of interdisciplinary programmes across the Science & Engineering and Medicine & Dentistry Faculty. She is the Programme Director for the Intercalated BSc in Biomedical Engineering. She has won many prizes and project grants with a value of £300,000 to enhance STEM education eg. virtual lab (www.youtube.com/watch?v=baA46qSvGrY).

Tina leads a number of initiatives in community public engagement events and has given 30 plenary presentations and organised 50 events in partership with the Ideas Foundation, Royal Academy of Engineering, Canon, BBC. Examples include "Engineer the story", "bioengineering experience" and "Staying Strong-Joints in Space" with the UK Space Agency.

For the latest news about Tina's work, visit "research news" and @ttchowdhury (X Twitter)