About Professor Alistair McEwan

Professor McEwan is passionate about engineering technology innovation to solve problems of real clinical need. His research focuses on harnessing advancing technology and innovation to accelerate the search for new and improved treatments and interventions for childhood disabilities and illnesses.

Professor McEwan is now identifying priority areas and engaging more engineers to help address technology challenges. With teams in engineering and health he is investigating improved methods of mobility and communication for people living with cerebral palsy, using the latest available technologies. For example, he is looking at how we can assist movement using bionics, robotics and artificial intelligence to help people with cerebral palsy stay better connected to their communities.

Professor McEwan was the first recipient of the Microsoft Future Fellowship Award in Australia due to his interest in adapting discoveries in new computer engineering to healthcare. He was previously an Action Medical Research Scholar at University College London, a Marie Curie Research Fellow with Philips Research Germany where he working on neurosurgical imaging technologies and a British Council Overseas Scholar at the University of Oxford.

Selected publications

  1. Huvanandana, Jacqueline; Thamrin, Cindy; McEwan, Alistair L; Hinder, Murray; Tracy, Mark B; "Cardiovascular impact of intravenous caffeine in preterm infants", Acta Paediatrica, 2018
  2. Hinder, Murray; McEwan, Alistair; Drevhammer, Thomas; Donaldson, Snorri; Tracy, Mark Brian; "T-piece resuscitators: how do they compare?, Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition",fetalneonatal-2018-314860,2018, BMJ Publishing Group
  3. Qian, Pierre Cheng; Barry, Michael; Lu, Juntang; Mina, Ashraf; Ryan, Joshua; Bandodkar, Sushil; Alvarez, Shirley; James, Virginia; Ronquillo, John; Varikatt, WinnyZoe Clayton, James Chong, Sara Al Raisi, Pramesh Kovoor, Jim Pouliopoulos, Alistair McEwan, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Stuart Thomas; "Transcatheter microwave ablation can produce deep circumferential perivascular ablation and effective renel denervation", Journal of the American College of Cardiology,71,11,A1229,2018
  4. Pham, Thuy T; Thamrin, Cindy; Robinson, Paul D; McEwan, Alistair L; Leong, Philip HW; "Respiratory artefact removal in forced oscillation measurements: A machine learning approach", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering,64,8,1679-1687,2017
  5. Mustafa, Fatin Hamimi; Jones, Peter W; McEwan, Alistair L; "Near infrared spectroscopy for body fat sensing in neonates: quantitative analysis by GAMOS simulations", Biomedical engineering online,16,1,14,2017
  6. Pham, Thuy T; Moore, Steven T; Lewis, Simon John Geoffrey; Nguyen, Diep N; Dutkiewicz, Eryk; Fuglevand, Andrew J; McEwan, Alistair L; Leong, Philip HW; "Freezing of gait detection in Parkinson's disease: a subject-independent detector using anomaly scores", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering,64,11,2719-2728,2017
  7. Huvanandana, Jacqueline; Nguyen, Chinh; Thamrin, Cindy; Tracy, Mark; Hinder, Murray; McEwan, Alistair L; "Prediction of intraventricular haemorrhage in preterm infants using time series analysis of blood pressure and respiratory signals", Scientific Reports,7,46538,2017,Nature Publishing Group
  8. Huvanandana, J; Thamrin, C; Tracy, MB; Hinder, M; Nguyen, CD; McEwan, AL; "Advanced analyses of physiological signals in the neonatal intensive care unit", Physiological measurement,38,10,R253,2017
  9. Cibis, Tobias; McEwan, Alistair; Eskofier, Bjoern; Lippmann, John; Friedl, Karl; Bennett, Michael; "Diving Into Research of Biomedical Engineering in Scuba Diving", IEEE reviews in biomedical engineering,2017
  10. F. Hamimi Mustafa, E. J. Bek, J. Huvanandana, P. W. Jones, A. E. Carberry, H.E Jeffery, C. T Jin and A. L. McEwan; "Length-free Near Infrared Measurement of Newborn Nutrition", Nature Scientific Reports, 6:36052, 2016