Mrs Shiva Hooshmandi

Research project: Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease


My research aims to investigate the physiological biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and their relationship with inflammation, ethnicity and lifestyle factors such as exercise. In this study the association between endothelial dysfunction created by aggravated inflammation and Atherosclerosis in minor ethnicity groups will be examined and the effect of exercise and nutritional interventions will be explored.  

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease


Shiva joined as a PhD student at the Department of Applied and Human Sciences in 2021 with an MSc in Chemical and Process Engineering and many years of experience as an immensely qualified science teacher across secondary schools. Shiva works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team across the faculty to achieve her goals. Although Shiva's research interests focus on the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and ethnicity, she is much passionate about identifying the biological and social factors affecting ageing and cardiometabolic disease in the population. 

Areas of research interest

  • Cardiovascular Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Public Health Data Science


  • MSc Chemical and Process Engineering-Biotechnology
  • BEng Chemical and Process Engineering
  • PGCE