The University of Southampton
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L.V.Coutts@soton.ac.uk

Dr Louise Coutts 

Louise Coutts is a Research Fellow in the Astronomy Group working with cardiac data to develop new tools for diagnostics and tracking of Hypertension. From 2017 to 2020 Louise worked at the University of Surrey undertaking research using wrist wearables to investigate how stress, anxiety and depression affect heart rate variability and developing machine learning models to predict mental health status from cardiac data from wrist wearables. From 2012 to 2017 she worked at the University of Southampton working on biomechanics of bone, aviation safety and using EEG to assess levels of drowsiness. Prior to this Louise completed her PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research developing novel imaging diagnostic techniques to aid diagnosis of pigmented lesions and breast cancer related lymphedema, using ultrasound and optical techniques to image tissue stiffness, before undertaking her first postdoctoral position at the University of Essex investigating the effect of wearing coloured lenses on migraineurs, using near infra-red spectroscopy to measure activity in the visual cortex.

Research

Research interests

Louise's primary interests are varied within medical research, including biomechanics, mental health, neuroscience, medical imaging and cardiac related disease.

Publications

Jenkins, T., Coutts, L.V., Dunlop, D.G., Oreffo, R.O.C., Cooper, C., Harvey, N.C. and Thurner, Philipp J. (2015) Variability in reference point microindentation and recommendations for testing cortical bone: Maximum load, sample orientation, mode of use, sample preparation and measurement spacing. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 42, 311-324. (doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.09.030). (PMID:25455607)

Jenkins, T., Coutts, L.V., D'Angelo, S., Dunlop, D.G., Oreffo, R.O., Cooper, C., Harvey, N.C., Thurner, P.J., Arden, N.K., Latham, J.M., Taylor, P., Baxter, M., Moss, N., Ball, C. and Chan, K. (2016) Site dependent reference point microindentation complements clinical measures for improved fracture risk assessment at the human femoral neck. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 31 (1), 196-203. (doi:10.1002/jbmr.2605). (PMID:26235931)

Coutts, Louise, Jenkins, T., Oreffo, R.O., Dunlop, D.G., Cooper, C., Harvey, N.C. and Thurner, P.J. (2017) Local variation in femoral neck cortical bone: in vitro measured bone mineral density, geometry and mechanical properties. Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 20 (2), 205-215. (doi:10.1016/j.jocd.2015.10.003). (PMID:26710681)

Coutts, L.V., Jenkins, T., Li, T., Oreffo, R.O., Dunlop, D.G., Cooper, C., Harvey, N.C. and Thurner, P.J. , the OStEO group (2015) Variability in reference point microindentation and recommendations for testing cortical bone: location, thickness and orientation heterogeneity. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 46, 292-304. (doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.02.004). (PMID:25837158)

Jenkins, T., Katsamenis, O.L., Andriotis, O.G., Coutts, L.V., Carter, B., Dunlop, D.G., Oreffo, R.O.C., Cooper, C., Harvey, N.C., Thurner, P.J. and Arden, Nigel , the OStEO group (2017) The inferomedial femoral neck is compromised by age but not disease: Fracture toughness and the multifactorial mechanisms comprising reference point microindentation. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 75, 399-412. (doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.06.036).

Smith, Mark, Coutts, Louise V. and Plant, Katherine L. (2018) Investigating the usability of touchscreens in a turbulent flight deck. In 2018 IEEE/AIAA 37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC). IEEE. pp. 1-10 . (doi:10.1109/DASC.2018.8569749).

Snow, Stephen, Boyson, Amy, Felipe-King, Marco, Malik, Obaid, Coutts, Louise, Noakes, Catherine J., Gough, Hannah, Barlow, Janet and schraefel, m.c. (2018) Using EEG to characterise drowsiness during short duration exposure to elevated indoor carbon dioxide concentrations. bioRxiv. (doi:10.1101/483750).

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