Member of Engineers Australia
- Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- PhD MSc MA BA (Hons) Grad Cert (Tert Ed) FIEAust
- South Australia
Professor Karen Reynolds was recently awarded the title of Professional Engineer of the Year in the 2010 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.
She has an exceptional record of achievement in biomedical engineering education, research, innovation and commercialisation.
A Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Flinders University, Karen is the leader of Flinders Medical Devices & Technologies, where she is highly regarded for her innovative approach to collaboration, and clear and systematic problem solving. Her principal contributions and achievements lie in biomedical engineering education, the development of software, systems and techniques for new medical devices, and improvements in the training of medical specialists.
To realise the end-user benefits of her highly applied research, Karen helped establish two start-up ventures based around clinical training simulators, and has licensed more than 10 technologies to local and international companies.
One of her most successful initiatives was the creation in 2008 of the Medical Device Partnering Program. This initiative has brought together 15 partner organisations from the research, commercialisation and manufacturing sectors, as well as local and state governments. It provides a streamlined mechanism for taking new South Australian medical devices from the prototype stage to market.
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