Barry Doyle

Associate Professor, BE PhD Limerick

  • The University of Western Australia (M050), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1184 Citations
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Personal profile


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.

Roles and responsibilities

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 overview

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)

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

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.

Teaching overview

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (GENG4408)


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


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

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Research Output 2007 2019

Wall Shear Stress
Shear stress
Shear thinning
Biocompatible Materials

Investigating rat feto-placental vascular structure and Haemodynamics

Bappoo, N., Evans, A., Kelsey, L., Parker, L., Tongpob, Y., Mehnert, A., Moran, C. S., Thomson, A., Holmes, M. C. & Doyle, B., 8 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Blood Vessels

Modelling Haemodynamics in the Feto-Placental Vasculature of Control and Intrauterine Growth Restricted (IUGR) Rat Fetuses: Preliminary Data.

Bappoo, N., Evans, A., Kelsey, L. J., Parker, L. P., Tongpob, Y., Moran, C. S., Thomson, A., Holmes, M. C. & Doyle, B. J., Mar 2019, In : Reproductive Sciences. 26, 1 (Supplement), p. 90A-90A 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

1 Citation (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

Morphology and Hemodynamics in Isolated Common Iliac Artery Aneurysms Impacts Proximal Aortic Remodeling

Parker, L. P., Powell, J. T., Kelsey, L. J., Lim, B., Ashleigh, R., Venermo, M., Koncar, I., Norman, P. E. & Doyle, B. J., Jun 2019, In : ARTERIOSCLEROSIS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY. 39, 6, p. 1125-1136 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Projects 2013 2022