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Dr Shaun Gregory’s research centres around cardiovascular engineering, with a specific focus on the development and evaluation of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support systems (artificial hearts and lungs). His research has focused on device development, fluid mechanics (in-silico and in-vitro), physiological control, infection resistance, prototype manufacturing, device evaluation (in-silico, in-vitro, in-vivo), and more.

Shaun works between academia and industry in an effort to translate his research. He holds several academic positions as a Senior Research Fellow in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, and has adjunct / honorary positions at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, The University of Queensland, and Griffith University. Shaun receives most of his research funding through competitive grant schemes such as the National Heart Foundation and the National Health and Medical Research Council, where he is a Chief Investigator on a Centre for Research Excellence for advanced cardiorespiratory therapies to improve organ support (ACTIONS).

Current major projects include the development of rapid surgical attachment mechanisms and physiological control for artificial hearts, and improved implantation and training tools for artificial heart-lung machines. Through this research, Shaun aims to reduce some of the most significant complications (bleeding, infection, quality of life) for patients with end-stage heart and lung failure.

Research interests

Cardiovascular engineering, artificial hearts and lungs, artificial organs, medical device evaluation (in-silico, in-vitro and in-vivo), anatomical fitting, physiological control.

Research area keywords

  • medical engineering
  • cardiovasular engineering
  • physiological control
  • fluid mechanics
  • infection resistance
  • surgical instrucments
  • device evaluation

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Research Output

A Comparative Content Analysis of Digital Channels for Ventricular Assist Device Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Practitioners

Ko, K. H. K., Dunn, J. L., Straker, K., Nusem, E., Gregory, S. & Wrigley, C., 1 Nov 2019, In : ASAIO Journal. 65, 8, p. 855-863 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

A Starling-like total work controller for rotary blood pumps: an in vitro evaluation

Wu, E. L., Stevens, M. C., Nestler, F., Pauls, J. P., Bradley, A. P., Tansley, G., Fraser, J. F. & Gregory, S. D., 13 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Artificial Organs. 36 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., Sep 2019, In : Artificial Organs. 43, 9, p. 860-869 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Human factors and user experience issues with ventricular assist device wearable components: a systematic review

Dunn, J. L., Nusem, E., Straker, K., Gregory, S. & Wrigley, C., Dec 2019, In : Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 47, 12, p. 2431–2488 58 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review