Dr Mark Gardner received his PhD from Flinders University in 2019 as part of the Medical Device Research Institute. His research was on developing novel methods to measure heart rate during positive airway pressure threapy, a therapy used to treat sleep apnoea. This project was a collaborative project with an industry partner. Whilst finishing his PhD, Dr Gardner was also a research associate with the Cystic Fibrosis Airway Research Group (CFARG) at the Women's and Children's hospital in Adelaide in collaboration with the University of Adelaide and under the Robinson Research Institute. This position looked at developing novel ways for measuring the flow patterns and speed of mucus in the airway, using images acquired from sychrotron X-ray image sources. Dr Gardner's current research is on the Nano-X project, which is a novel radiotherapy device.
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) chapter of IEEE
Australian Society of Medical Research
2018 - First place in the Medtech category of the Australian e-challenge, an entrepreneur competition run by University of Adelaide.
2018 -Best abstract prize at the South Australian ASMR meeting
2017 -Runner up in the faculty final of the 3 minute thesis competition
2017 -Chosen to attend the International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences in Dresden, Germany
2012 -UNSW Jacobs Australia Engineering Leadership Prize