Lauren Kark

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Graduate Sch-Biomedical Engine
Contact details:
+61 2 9385 0560
Location:

Samuels 515B
UNSW
Sydney NSW 2052
AUSTRALIA

Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

Biomechanics

 

Level 1: I develop models of human movement to help design medical devices and monitor patient activity.

Level 2: I use models of human movement to determine forces and moments acting on, and within, the body; these are used to design new and innovative medical devices.  

Level 3: I integrate a number of technologies to develop models of human movement that do not rely on rigid-body mechanics to inform medical device design and patient rehabilitation.   

 

Interest in engineering

Why did you get into engineering?

I enjoyed maths at high school and I’ve had a lifelong an interest in medicine; biomedical engineering was a natural fit.

What are your research goals?

To conduct research that contributes positively to the community.

Advice for prospective biomedical engineers

Appreciate the importance of the fundamental engineering disciplines that complement biomedical engineering.

 

Lectures/Courses taught

BIOM2451 Biomechanics for Sports Scientists

BIOM9510 Introductory Biomechanics

BIOM9541 Mechanics of the Human Body

 

Education

PhD/postgraduate

PhD, UNSW

MBiomedE, UNSW

Undergraduate

BE (Mechanical) (Hons I and the University Medal), UNSW