Swinburne University is committed to high quality research and research training that is relevant to national goals, and is of social, commercial and cultural value to the community.
Swinburne has a strong reputation in Australia and overseas as a provider of career orientated education and as a university with a commitment to research. The University maintains a strong technology base and important links with industry, complemented by a number of innovative specialist research centres which attract a great deal of international interest.
The School of Biophysical Sciences and Electrical Engineering supports major research centres and groups, drawing on the strengths in biophysics, psychophysiology and instrumentation within the School. Among these, the Biomedical Instrumentation and Sensory Neuroscience groups provide a focus for basic and applied research and consulting activities related to medical and physiological instrumentation and sensory responses.
The Biomedical Instrumentation group collaborate with other research centres within Swinburne and with research institutes and hospitals in Melbourne and elsewhere, and has forged significant links with industry via collaborative research in such areas as applied neuroscience, clinical monitoring and electromagnetic interactions with tissue.
The Sensory Neuroscience Laboratory investigates the electrophysiological and psychophysiological analysis of sensory function. Currently, olfaction, taste and vision are the key areas of research for which innovative approaches in the design of stimuli, stimulus delivery and methodology are providing solutions to applied and basic science questions.