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Barry Doyle

Dr Barry Doyle

Senior Lecturer/NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Fellow
Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
The University of Western Australia (M050)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1054 / +61 8 6151 1084
Email
barry.doyle@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://vasclab.mech.uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BE PhD Limerick
Biography
I have a BEng (2005) and PhD (2009), both in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland. I am Head of Vascular Engineering ( Vasclab ) at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at UWA. I am also a NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Fellow, since 2014 and Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh since 2010.
My research focusses primarily on cardiovascular health and disease, and my group uses cutting-edge engineering techniques to improve patient outcomes across a range of cardiovascular areas such as aneurysms, dissection, coronary artery disease, placenta vasculature and retinal vasculature.
I am a founding member of the BioZone – a WA initiative aimed at convergent science to accelerate discovery and translation in biomedical and bioengineering research. In 2016, I took over the leadership (with Brendan Kennedy and Tim Sercombe) of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Bioengineering Network and most recently relocated my group to the Perkins to establish the Biomedical Engineering@Perkins initiative.
Key research
All aspects of Vascular Engineering, in particular:
Improving diagnosis, management and treatment of vascular disease through patient-specific modelling (PSM).
PSM (both fluid and solid mechanics modelling) of aortic diseases, such as aneurysm and dissection.
PSM of coronary arteries.
PSM of retinal vasculature.
Combining functional imaging (PET/CT and MRI) with PSM.
Mechanical characterisation of vascular tissues.
3D bioprinting.
Medical device design.
Barry is a founding member of the transdisciplinary initiative BioZone
Publications
ORCID

Google Scholar Profile
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Editor: "Cardiovascular Biomechanics" (Springer). New textbook to be published in 2017.

Editor: "Computational Biomechanics for Medicine" book series (Springer).

Chair: Computational Biomechanics for Medicine Workshop (in association with MICCAI). Annual event since 2005 - held in Nagoya, Japan (2013); MIT, Boston (2014); TU Munich, Germany (2015); Quebec, Canada (2017).

Guest-Editor: International Journal of Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering - special issue (2013).

Guest-Editor: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine - special issue (2017).

Active reviewer for Australian Research Council (ARC), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Health Research Council of New Zealand, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), Czech Science Foundation and the Austrian Science Fund.

Active reviewer for over 30 clinical and engineering journals, such as Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (IF=6.3), Journal of the Royal Society Interface (IF=4.9) and Annals of Biomedical Engineering (IF=3.2).
Funding received
Total of over $5 million.

UWA Research Collaboration Award (2015) – with Edinburgh University, UK
NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2015-2018)
UWA Research Collaboration Award (2014) – with Imperial College London, UK
NHMRC Project Grant (2014-2017)
UWA Research Collaboration Award (2013) – with Harvard Medical School, USA and Queens University, Canada
UWA ECM Research Development Grant (2013) – with Imperial College London, UK
UWA Research Fellowship (2012-2015)
Medical Research Council - Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (UK) (2012-2016)
IRCSET/Marie-Curie Research Fellowship (2010-2013)
IRCSET EMBARK (2005-2009)
Memberships
Fellow of Engineers Australia (2016-present)

National Association of Research Fellows (NARF) (2015-present)

Marie-Curie Fellows Association (2010-present)
Honours and awards
Invited Fellow of Engineers Australia (2016)

UWA Vice Chancellor’s Research Award for Early Career Investigators (2016) Includes a $1,500 award. Won for the third year running.

Science Pathways 2016: Future Leaders - Travel Award EMCR Forum, Australian Academy of Science.

Awarded cover image of Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2016)

UWA ECM Teaching Excellence Award (2016) - nomination

UWA Vice Chancellor’s Research Award for Early Career Investigators (2015) Includes a $1,500 award. Won for the second year running.

UWA Research Collaboration Award (2015) With The University of Edinburgh.

New Investigator Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Award (2015) from the Government of WA, Dept of Health. Seven awards in 2015 and the only one to an engineer.

UWA Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Investigators (2014)

Awarded NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2015-2018) - 58 awards nationally, only three to WA. Nationally, only two awards went to engineers.

UWA Research Collaboration Award (2014) - with Imperial College London

Awarded the Medical Engineering & Physics 'Certificate in Reviewing Excellence' by Elsevier (2014) - one of 25 awards worldwide

UWA ECM Research Development Award (2013) - with Imperial College London and University of Limerick

UWA Research Collaboration Award (2013) - with Harvard Medical School and Queen's University

Awarded University of Western Australia Research Fellowship (2012-2015)

Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh (2010 - present)

Awarded IRCSET/Marie-Curie Research Fellowship (2010-2013)

1st Prize: 2010 Irish Association of Vascular Surgeons Meeting - Best Research Paper

Finalist in 4th Level Venture Programme 2010 (Ireland)

Finalist in Sylvester O’Halloran Surgical Scientific Meeting Prize 2010
Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2010:179(1);S18.

1st Prize: Mimics Innovation Award 2009 (€5000)

Semi-Finalist in ASME SBC 2009 PhD Student Paper Award

Finalist in Sylvester O’Halloran Surgical Scientific Meeting Prize 2009
Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2009:178(2);S50.

3rd place: ASME SBC 2008 Best PhD Student Paper Award

Finalist in Mimics Innovation Award 2008

Finalist in Engineers Ireland Biomedical Research Medal 2008

Awarded IRCSET EMBARK Scholarship (2005-2009)
Previous positions
IRCSET-Marie Curie Research Fellow
University of Edinburgh (UK) & University of Limerick (Ireland)
2010-2012

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Limerick, Ireland
2009-2010

PhD Researcher
University of Limerick, Ireland
2005-2009

Teaching Assistant
Univesity of Limerick, Ireland
2005-2008
Teaching
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (GENG4408)
Current external positions
Honorary Fellow of The University of Edinburgh

Editorial Board:
*European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery ( http://www.ejves.com/ ) – the only engineer on the Board
*Journal of Endovascular Therapy ( http://jet.sagepub.com/ )
*Medical Engineering & Physics ( http://www.journals.elsevier.com/medical-engineering-and-physics )
*Bioprinting ( http://www.journals.elsevier.com/bioprinting )
New and noteworthy
Together with Prof. Peter Hoskins (Edinburgh) and Prof. Patricia Lawford (Sheffield), I have written a new textbook on 'Cardiovascular Biomechanics', to be published by Springer in 2017.

The 5th edition of Computational Biomechanics for Medicine; "Fundamental Science and Patient-Specific Applications" (Editors: Barry Doyle, Karol Miller, Adam Wittek and Poul Nielson) is now available from Springer.
ISBN:978-1-4939-0744-1.

My 2010 book on the new approaches to AAA rupture risk assessment is now in over 985 libraries worldwide (source: WorldCat database).
ISBN:978-1-61668-312-2.

Doyle et al., J Vasc Surg 2009;49:443-454 is ranked the 8th most cited aneurysm research paper (8/840 and the only engineering-based research to appear in the top 100) and the 20th most cited article (out of 11,006) published by this leading clinical journal since 2009. It is also the 40th most cited of all AAA papers published since 2009 (40/14,454) (source: ISI).

Doyle et al., Biomed Eng Online 2007;6:38 is ranked in the top 5 most cited papers published since by the journal 2007 (source: ISI).
Current projects
I am currently seeking high calibre PhD candidates for numerous projects in Vascular Engineering.
Please visit the VascLab webpage and contact me for more details.
The typical route is via a postgraduate scholarship award available to outstanding candidates.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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