Dr Xinshan Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering
F18 Pam Liversidge
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 7786
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 7890
Dr Xinshan (Shannon) Li graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand with First Class Honours in Biomedical Engineering. She obtained her PhD in Bioengineering from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2011. Her thesis focused on the biomechanics of pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. In 2011, Xinshan joined the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, as a research associate to investigate cell-based modelling in a multi-disciplinary project in collaboration with P&G (USA). In 2013, Xinshan was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Dr Li's main research interest is in continuum modelling of the human body and soft tissue mechanics, particularly with application to obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics. She is also interested in modelling nonlinear hyper-elastic biological materials undergoing large deformation and the use of contact mechanics in modelling soft tissues. Her most recent work also involves modelling cellular interactions in skin as well as bone mechanics in young children.
- Biomechanics of soft tissues
- Nonlinear finite element analysis
- Modelling of the musculoskeletal system and organ
- Cell-based modelling
- Yan X, Kruger JA, Li X, Nielsen PMF & Nash MP (2016) Modeling the second stage of labor. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine, 8(6), 506-516.
- Scarton A, Sawacha Z, Cobelli C & Li X (2016) Towards the generation of a parametric foot model using principal component analysis: A pilot study. Medical Engineering & Physics, 38(6), 547-559.
- Li X, Viceconti M, Cohen MC, Reilly GC, Carré MJ & Offiah AC (2015) Developing CT based computational models of pediatric femurs. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(10), 2034-2040. View this article in WRRO
- Chen Y, Pani M, Taddei F, Mazzà C, Li X & Viceconti M (2014) Large-Scale Finite Element Analysis of Human Cancellous Bone Tissue Micro Computer Tomography Data: A Convergence Study. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 136(10), 101013-101013. View this article in WRRO
- Li X, Upadhyay AK, Bullock AJ, Dicolandrea T, Xu J, Binder RL, Robinson MK, Finlay DR, Mills KJ, Bascom CC, Kelling CK, Isfort RJ, Haycock JW, MacNeil S & Smallwood RH (2013) Skin stem cell hypotheses and long term clone survival--explored using agent-based modelling.. Sci Rep, 3, 1904. View this article in WRRO
- Li X, Kruger JA, Nash MP & Nielsen PMF (2011) Anisotropic effects of the levator ani muscle during childbirth.. Biomech Model Mechanobiol, 10(4), 485-494.
- Li X, Kruger JA, Nash MP & Nielsen PMF (2010) Effects of nonlinear muscle elasticity on pelvic floor mechanics during vaginal childbirth.. J Biomech Eng, 132(11), 111010.
- Li X, Kruger JA, Nash MP & Nielsen PMF (2010) Modeling childbirth: elucidating the mechanisms of labor.. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med, 2(4), 460-470.
- Li X, Kruger JA, Nash MP & Nielsen PMF (2010) Effects of fetal head motion on pelvic floor mechanics, 129-137.
- Li X, Kruger JA, Chung J-H, Nash MP & Nielsen PMF (2008) Modelling childbirth: comparing athlete and non-athlete pelvic floor mechanics.. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv, 11(Pt 2), 750-757.
- Li X, Kruger JA, Chung JH, Nash MP & Nielsen PMF (2008) Modelling the pelvic floor for investigating difficulties during childbirth. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, 6916.
- Li X, Kruger JA, Chung JH, Nash MP & Nielsen PMF (2008) 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.
- Kruger JA, Yan X, Li X, Nielsen PMF & Nash MP (2016) Applications of Pelvic Floor Modeling and Simulation, Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor (pp. 367-382).
Conference proceedings papers
- Anumba DOC, Gillespie S, Jha S, Abdi S, Kruger J & Li X (2017) 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)
- Watton P, Gondwe C & Li X (2016) 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
- Yan X, Kruger J, Li X, Nash M & Nielsen P (2013) MODELLING EFFECT OF BONY PELVIS ON CHILDBIRTH MECHANICS. NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS, Vol. 32(6) (pp 531-532)