School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Kabita Adhikari




I am a Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Newcastle University. I am currently affiliated to Electrical Power group within Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  I recently finished my PhD study in biomedical signal processing directed to enhance performance of hand-held “Surgical Robotics”. My PhD research was a fine blend of signal processing, multidimensional and quaternion modelling and machine learning techniques aimed to offset the undesired vibration from the tip of the hand-held surgical robots. I am passionate about developing intelligent control and signal processing tools by integrating the conventional statistical and mathematical methods with cutting-edge machine learning algorithms. I am particularly interested in emerging preventive and predictive modelling of heterogeneous sensors data, which can be utilised in making important decisions in real-time and improve the state-of-the-art in digital health-care, control and manufacturing, and robotic industries.

I received my PhD from Newcastle University, UK and MSc from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.  I have BEng. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Pulchwok Campus, Nepal.  My Google Scholar page can be viewed on here


Roles and Responsibilities within the School

Stage 1 Tutor for undergraduates studying electrical & electronic degree programmes



·        2013-2019: PhD in Real-time Estimation of Physiological Tremor for Robotic Handheld Surgical  Instruments, Newcastle University, UK 

·        2008-2010: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Huddersfield University, UK

·        2006-2007: MSc in Optoelectronics and Communication Systems, Northumbria University, UK

·        2000-2004: BEng in Electronics and Communication Systems, Institute of Engineering(IOE), Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal



  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Previous Positions

  • 2008-2010: Lecturer, South Tyneside College, South Shields, UK
  • 2004-2006: Lecturer, Apex College Nepal




Research Interests

  • Digital health-care technologies
  • Robotics for assistive medical and health-care applications
  • Machine learning
  • Intelligent signal processing
  • Mathematical modelling of complex biological data
  • Multidimensional and quaternion Modelling
  • Adaptive filtering



  • EEE2010 : Electrical Engineering II
  • Stage 1 Projects



  • EEE8074-MSc Coursework



  • Stage 2 Laboratory
  • EEE2008-Buggy Project Supervision