Researcher

Professor Laura Poole-Warren

My Expertise

Biomaterial / host interactions; infection of medical implants; conducting polymers; neural interfacing materials; percutaneous access catheters; vascular grafts; regulatory requirements of medical technology; hydrogel drug delivery; biomaterials for wound healing; tissue engineering

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Professor Poole-Warren leads a research group in biomedical engineering focusing on design and understanding of biosynthetic polymers for medical applications, with particular focus on neural and cardiovascular devices. As an early career researcher, she developed research expertise on infectious resistant polymeric biomaterials, which led to interests more broadly on mechanisms of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cellular interactions with...view more

Professor Poole-Warren leads a research group in biomedical engineering focusing on design and understanding of biosynthetic polymers for medical applications, with particular focus on neural and cardiovascular devices. As an early career researcher, she developed research expertise on infectious resistant polymeric biomaterials, which led to interests more broadly on mechanisms of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cellular interactions with materials. When a mid-career academic, she spent two years away from academia working with a medical device startup in the USA and as a visiting academic at Rutgers University. Leading from this work, she developed specific expertise on preclinical evaluation of medical device safety and biocompatibility, and spent 10 years on the Australian Therapeutic Good Administration statutory expert committee on medical devices (2003-2013).

Professor Poole-Warren has held various leadership appointments at UNSW including Associate Dean Research Training and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Engineering (2005-2009), Dean of Graduate Research (2010-2018) and Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Training (2013-2018). 

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Location

Samuels Building

Contact

53905
96632108