Honorary Appointment (Human & Health Sciences)
College of Human and Health Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 295752

Dr. Rassi is a Senior Lecturer at the College of Human and Health Sciences. He graduated BSc Physics from The American University of Beirut in 1975 and later in 1981 was awarded his PhD in Physics from Southampton University. Dareyoush is a Chartered Physicist with a wide background in many areas of experimental physics and measurement techniques. He has particular interest in bioelectromagnetic phenomena. After joining Swansea University he set-up a laboratory for biomagnetic research using highly sensitive Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) instrumentation. Thoracic imaging, magnetopneumography, assessment of hepatic iron levels and brain function were the topics investigated by the research group.

Dareyoush’s research has led him to a range of scientific institutions in the U.K., Italy, Germany, USA and Trinidad. He was involved in a highly fruitful programme of joint research with the Russian Academy of Sciences, supported by the Royal Society, to develop world-leading SQUID instrumentation.

His current research interests include the clinical applications of heart rate variability analysis in fetal monitoring, also in neonates and adults. Dr. Rassi is involved in several wide-ranging research projects using physiological measurements to improve clinical outcomes. Dareyoush is also the Swansea lead in an international consortium of research centres developing novel optical magnetometers for medical applications.


  1. Mariotti, E., Bevilacqua, G., Biancalana, V., Cecchi, R., Dancheva, Y., Khanbekyan, A., Marinelli, C., Moi, L., Stiaccini, L., Cartaleva, S., Andreeva, C., Alipieva, E., Gateva, S., Krasteva, A., Slavov, D., Taskova, E., Taslakov, M., Todorov, P., Tsvetkov, S...., & Rassi, D. Forty years after the first dark resonance experiment: an overview of the COSMA project results. In Proceedings Volume 10226, 19th International Conference and School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications (pp. 102260K19th International Conference and School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications.
  2. Carpenter, R., Emery, S., Uzun, O., Rassi, D., Lewis, M., Rassi, D., & Lewis, M. Influence of physical exercise on baroreceptor sensitivity during pregnancy. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 1-6.
  3. Lewis, M., Rassi, D., Short, A., & Rassi, D. Analysis of the QT interval and its variability in healthy adults during rest and exercise. Physiological Measurement, 27(11), 1211
  4. Rassi, D., Mishin, A., Zhuravlev, Y., Matthes, J., & Rassi, D. Time domain correlation analysis of heart rate variability in preterm neonates. Early Human Development, 81(4), 341
  5. Zhuravlev, Y., Rassi, D., Mishin, A., & Emery, S. Dynamic analysis of beat-to-beat fetal heart rate variability recorded by squid magnetometer: quantification of sympatho-vagal balance. Early Human Development, 66(1), 1

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  • A research study exploring the facilitators and barriers of introducing a screening programme for sudden cardiac death, looking at different sporting populations. (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Lewis
  • Effects of an 8-week Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme for Myocardial Infarction Patients in Kuwait: A Quasi-Experimental Study at Dasman Diabetes Institute (The MIKCR Study) (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Alys Einion- Waller