Nigel Lovell received the B.E. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees from UNSW Sydney, Australia. He is currently at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering UNSW Sydney where he holds a position of Scientia Professor and Head of School. He has authored 250+ journal papers and been awarded over $80 million in R&D and infrastructure funding. Over his career he has mentored 70 PhD students and delivered more than a hundred keynote presentations. He is a Fellow of seven learned academies throughout the world including the IEEE and AIMBE.
His research work has covered areas of expertise ranging from cardiac and retinal modeling, medical informatics and data analytics especially related to telehealth technologies, biological signal processing, and visual prosthesis design. Through a spin-out company from UNSW, TeleMedCare Pty. Ltd. that he co-founded, he has commercialised a range of telehealth technologies for managing chronic disease and falls in the older population. He is also one of the key researchers leading an R&D program to develop in Australia a retinal neuroprosthesis or ‘bionic eye’. For 2017 and 2018 he is the President of the world’s largest biomedical engineering society – the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.