Dr Simon Corrie
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
The University of Queensland
Novel devices for medical diagnostics
Dr Corrie is focused on developing new devices to make blood testing faster, needle-free and more widely available in the community. He is designing a skin patch that, once applied to the skin, will change colour if certain proteins or antibodies are present in the blood or tissue which lies just beneath the surface. This information can then be used by medical practitioners to diagnose or monitor disease, or change treatment decisions. Though Dr Corrie’s work diagnostic testing could be made more widely available throughout the community, with special important for the sick, infirm and those living in remote locations.
Simon co-founded the “BioFutures Forums”, introducing QLD year 12 students to university and biomedical engineering over 7 days at UQ. For 2 years he was involved in the Talking Heads Program, visiting Rotary clubs in North QLD to discuss his research. More recently he enrolled in UQ’s “ResTeach” program to teach engineering students, involving both class time and industry tours (e.g. BP Bulwer Island Refinery).