Biomedical Engineering
School of ITEE

Dr Philip Terrill


School of ITEE, General Purpose South [78]
Tel: +61 7  3365 8312
Fax: +61 7  3365 4999             


Philip Terrill a biomedical engineer with a general interest in developing novel medical diagnostic, and disease management systems with the goal of genuinely improving the health outcomes in people in Australia (particularly rural Australia) and globally. He has a strong background in electrical, electronics and biomedical engineering, having completed a BE (electrical) in 2004, followed by a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Between February 2009, and Dec 2010, he was employed as a Research Officer in the Centre for Medical Diagnostic Technologies Queensland (MedTeQ). Since January 2011, he has been working as a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and Medical Electronics in the School of IT and Electrical Engineering.

Research Interests

His research has been primarily in the application of electronic instrumentation, mathematical modelling, and signals-processing to paediatric and adult sleep medicine. He is currently working to:

  • Develop a method of estimating respiratory control stability in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea as a means to identify patients who may respond to novel pharmaceutical treatments
  • Develop an accelerometry based electronic instrumentation system for studying movements during sleep, and how such movements correlate with physiological and disease states.

This work involves extensive collaboration with a multidisciplinary team which includes engineers, physiologists, clinical scientists, and health professionals across UQ, Harvard Medical School, The Mater Children’s Hospital, and The Prince Charles Hospital.


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