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Andrew received first class honours from Griffith University, completing his Bachelor of Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2015. Following that, Andrew began his PhD, where he investigated control of artificial hearts using novel implantable fibre optic sensors. Andrew was awarded his PhD in March 2019 and is now a Research Fellow at Monash University. Andrew is currently investigating the improvement of Mechanical Cardio and Respiratory Support Devices through advanced sensors, monitoring, and control practices. Andrew is based full-time at the Alfred Hospital's Baker Institute of Heart and Diabetes Research Facility.   

Research interests

  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Control of Medical Devices
  • Medical Sensors
  • Fibre Optics


Education/Academic qualification

Biomechanical Engineering, PhD, Griffith University

21 Sep 201521 Oct 2018

Engineering, Bachelor, Griffith University


  • Artificial Organs
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Control Systems (Electronic)
  • Physiology
  • Fibre Optics

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Research Output 2017 2019

A novel fibre Bragg grating pressure sensor for rotary ventricular assist devices

Stephens, A. F., Busch, A., Salamonsen, R. F., Gregory, S. D. & Tansley, G. D., 15 Aug 2019, In : Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical. 295, p. 474-482 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evaluation of an intraventricular balloon pump for short-term support of patients with heart failure

Boone, A. C., Gregory, S. D., Wu, E. L., Stephens, A., Liao, S., Pauls, J. P., Salamonsen, R., Fraser, J. & Tansley, G. D., 13 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Artificial Organs. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The importance of venous return in starling-like control of rotary ventricular assist devices

Stephens, A., Gregory, S. D. & Salamonsen, R. F., 1 Mar 2019, In : Artificial Organs. 43, 3, p. E16-E27 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

OpenHeart Project—An Open-Source Research Community in the Field of Mechanical Circulatory Support

Pauls, J. P., Miotto, A., Stephens, A., Gregory, S. D. & Tansley, G., 1 Oct 2018, In : Artificial Organs. 42, 10, p. 939-942 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Physiological control

Stevens, M. C., Stephens, A., AlOmari, A. H. H. & Moscato, F., 2018, Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. Gregory, S. D., Stevens, M. C. & Fraser, J. F. (eds.). London UK: Academic Press, p. 627-657 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review