Dr Xinshan Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Dr Xinshan (Shannon) Li obtained her PhD in Bioengineering from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2011. Her thesis focused on the biomechanics of pelvic floor muscles during childbirth.
Xinshan joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield in 2011, working on cell-based modelling for skin inflammation in collaboration with P&G. In 2013, Xinshan joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a lecturer.
Xinshan's main research interest is in continuum modelling of the musculoskeletal system. She has extensive experience in creating computer models of bones and skeletal muscles based on medical images. These models are used in a wide range of applications from investigating children’s bone mechanics, to predicting the risk of fracture in elderly, and obstetrics and gynaecology.
- Research interests
- Biomechanics of paediatric bone in the application of child abuse
- Risk of fracture prediction in adults using finite element approach
- Biomechanics of the female pelvic floor muscles and the cervix
- Preliminary modeling of effective positioning of Arabin cerclage pessary in women at high risk of preterm birth. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 55(4), 557-558.
- The effect of boundary and loading conditions on patient classification using finite element predicted risk of fracture. Clinical Biomechanics, 68, 137-143. View this article in WRRO
- Finite element modelling of the developing infant femur using paired CT and MRI scans. PLoS ONE, 14(6). View this article in WRRO
- Investigating the mechanical response of paediatric bone under bending and torsion using finite element analysis. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 17(4), 1001-1009. View this article in WRRO
- Correction to: Are CT-Based Finite Element Model Predictions of Femoral Bone Strength Clinically Useful?. Current Osteoporosis Reports. View this article in WRRO
- Are CT-Based Finite Element Model Predictions of Femoral Bone Strengthening Clinically Useful?. Current Osteoporosis Reports, 16(3), 216-223. View this article in WRRO
- Modeling the second stage of labor. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine, 8(6), 506-516.
- Towards the generation of a parametric foot model using principal component analysis: A pilot study. Medical Engineering & Physics, 38(6), 547-559.
- Patient-specific finite element estimated femur strength as a predictor of the risk of hip fracture: the effect of methodological determinants. Osteoporosis International, 27(9), 2815-2822. View this article in WRRO
- Developing CT based computational models of pediatric femurs. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(10), 2034-2040. View this article in WRRO
- Large-Scale Finite Element Analysis of Human Cancellous Bone Tissue Micro Computer Tomography Data: A Convergence Study. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 136(10). View this article in WRRO
- Skin stem cell hypotheses and long term clone survival--explored using agent-based modelling.. Sci Rep, 3, 1904. View this article in WRRO
- Anisotropic effects of the levator ani muscle during childbirth.. Biomech Model Mechanobiol, 10(4), 485-494.
- Effects of nonlinear muscle elasticity on pelvic floor mechanics during vaginal childbirth.. J Biomech Eng, 132(11), 111010.
- Modeling childbirth: elucidating the mechanisms of labor.. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med, 2(4), 460-470.
- Effects of fetal head motion on pelvic floor mechanics, 129-137.
- Modelling childbirth: Comparing athlete and non-athlete pelvic floor mechanics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 5242 LNCS(PART 2), 750-757.
- Modelling the pelvic floor for investigating difficulties during childbirth. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, 6916.
- Modelling childbirth: comparing athlete and non-athlete pelvic floor mechanics.. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv, 11(Pt 2), 750-757.
- Postnatal pelvic floor muscle stiffness measured by vaginal elastometry in women with obstetric anal sphincter injury : a pilot study. International Urogynecology Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Investigating rolling as mechanism for humeral fractures in non-ambulant infants : a preliminary finite element study. Clinical Radiology. View this article in WRRO
- Applications of Pelvic Floor Modeling and Simulation, Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor (pp. 367-382). Elsevier
Conference proceedings papers
- High Pelvic Floor Muscle Stiffness Measured by Vaginal Elastometry Is a Risk Factor for Delayed Second Stage of Labour, Instrumental Vaginal Delivery and Pelvic Floor Damage. REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES, Vol. 24 (pp 124A-124A)
- skeletal muscle mechanics: modelling the interaction between the microstructure and the environmental mechanical envelope. Proceedings of the 7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering
- MODELLING EFFECT OF BONY PELVIS ON CHILDBIRTH MECHANICS. NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS, Vol. 32(6) (pp 531-532)