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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

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

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