Researcher Profile

Dr Barry Doyle

Barry Doyle
Barry Doyle

Phone: +61 8 6488 1054

Research Expertise:
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Computational and experimental biomechanics
  • 3D reconstruction of medical images
  • Cardiovascular biomechanics
  • Soft tissue biomechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Computational fluid dynamics


Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (GENG4408)


BE PhD Limerick

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.

Previous Positions

IRCSET-Marie Curie Research Fellow
University of Edinburgh (UK) & University of Limerick (Ireland)

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Limerick, Ireland

PhD Researcher
University of Limerick, Ireland

Teaching Assistant
Univesity of Limerick, Ireland

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.

My 2010 book on the new approaches to AAA rupture risk assessment is now in over 985 libraries worldwide (source: WorldCat database).

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).


Fellow of Engineers Australia (2016-present)

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

Marie-Curie Fellows Association (2010-present)

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)

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).


I have a BEng (2005) and PhD (2009), both in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland. I am Head of Vascular Engineering ( <a href="">Vasclab</a> ) 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.

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