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Professor Nigel Lovell

Professor Nigel Lovell

Nigel Lovell is currently a Scientia Professor and Head of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW working in the areas of bionics, biomonitoring and physiological modelling.

Recently Scientia Professor Nigel Lovell has been named the inaugural Director of the newly formed Tyree Foundation Institute of Health Engineering ( He will be responsible for delivering on the Institute’s vision, creating a transformational engine of discovery, innovation and healthcare translation.

His research and development work has covered areas of expertise ranging from web-enabling technologies, telehealth apps, biomedical instrumentation, biological signal processing and health data analytics, neurophysiology and physiological modeling. His principal research interests have been focused in the application of appropriate technology in managing chronic disease and design of a bionic eye. He has published 700+ journal articles, books, chapters, patents, refereed proceedings and abstracts. He is a board member of the journal 'Physiological Measurement', a founding board member of the 'Journal of Neural Engineering' and an Associate Editor of 'IEEE journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics'.

For 2017-2018 he was President of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) which is the world's largest member-based biomedical engineering professional organisation. He is a Fellow of seven learned academies throughout the world, has been awarded over $95 million in research, consultancy and infrastructure funding in his career, and supervised more than 70 PhD students in their research degrees.


Selected Publications

Journal articles

Lu W; Stevens MC; Wang C; Redmond SJ; Lovell NH, 2020, 'Smart Triggering of the Barometer in a Fall Detector Using a Semi-Permeable Membrane', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 67, pp. 146 - 157,