Kelly Burrowes is founder of women’s health technology marketplace FemTech and a Senior Research Fellow at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Since 2001, Kelly has been involved in bioengineering research centred on creating patient-based computational models of the respiratory system. Her ongoing research goal is to develop efficient novel computational tools—combining mathematical and computational techniques with experimental, imaging and clinical studies—to provide an increased understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms occurring in obstructive lung and pulmonary vascular diseases. Kelly’s passion is for the application and translation of computational and image processing techniques to the clinical environment.
For too long, gender bias in medicine and medical research has persisted. While some progress is being made, a lot still remains to be done