Dr Mark Linton Trew


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Senior Research Fellow


Mark Trew attained a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science in 1992 and a PhD Engineering Science in 1999, both from the University of Auckland. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

From 1999 to 2001 Mark worked as a Research Engineer for Auckland UniServices on contract to PB Power Genzel NZ and Japan Petroleum Exploration Corporation, devising methods for predicting geothermal tracer chemical behaviour at high-temperatures. He joined the Bioengineering Group in 2001 and from 1999 to 2003 he also held part-time lecturing appointments in the Department of Engineering Science.

Research | Current

Mark constructs computer models and analysis tools for interpreting and understanding detailed images of cardiac tissue and cardiac electrical activity. His research interests include:

  • Cardiac electrical rhythm,
  • Tissue response to electric shock,
  • Computational techniques for simulating cardiac electrical behaviour,
  • Mathematical descriptions of cardiac tissue structure.

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Caldwell, B. J., Trew, M. L., Le Grice, I., & Smaill, B. (2017). Development of 3D intramural and surface potentials in the LV: microstructural basis of preferential transmural conduction. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 28 (6), 692-701. 10.1111/jce.13207
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bryan Caldwell, Ian LeGrice, Bruce Smaill
  • Ashton, J. L., Le Grice, I. J., Paterson, D. J., Paton, J. F. R., Trew, M. L., Gillis, A. M., & Smaill, B. H. (2017). Shift of dominant pacemaker site during reflex vagal stimulation is the result of propagation failure. Paper presented at Heart Rhythm Society 38th Annual Scientific Sessions, Chicago, USA. 10 May - 13 May 2017. Heart Rhythm. 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.04.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jesse Ashton, Ian LeGrice, David Paterson, Bruce Smaill
  • Ai, W., Patel, N., Roop, P., Malik, A., Andalam, S., Yip, E., ... Trew, M. (2017). A Parametric Computational Model of the Action Potential of Pacemaker Cells. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 1-1. 10.1109/TBME.2017.2695537
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Partha Roop, Avinash Malik, Weiwei Ai, Nitish Patel
  • Berry, R., Paskaranandavadivel, N., Du, P., Trew, M. L., O'Grady G, Windsor, J. A., & Cheng, L. K. (2017). A novel retractable laparoscopic device for mapping gastrointestinal slow wave propagation patterns. Surgical endoscopy, 31 (1), 477-486. 10.1007/s00464-016-4936-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nira Paskaranandavadivel, John Windsor, Leo Cheng, Greg O'Grady, Peng Du
  • Berry, R., Miyagawa, T., Paskaranandavadivel, N., Du, P., Angeli, T. R., Trew, M. L., ... Cheng, L. K. (2016). Functional physiology of the human terminal antrum defined by high-resolution electrical mapping and computational modeling. American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 311 (5), G895-G902. 10.1152/ajpgi.00255.2016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Windsor, Greg O'Grady, Nira Paskaranandavadivel, Tim Angeli, Leo Cheng, Peng Du
  • Andalam, S., Ramanna, H., Malik, A., Roop, P., Patel, N., & Trew, M. L. (2016). Hybrid automata models of cardiac ventricular electrophysiology for real-time computational applications.. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 10.1109/embc.2016.7591995
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Partha Roop, Avinash Malik
  • Sathar, S., Trew, M. L., OGrady, G., & Cheng, L. K. (2015). A Multiscale Tridomain Model for Simulating Bioelectric Gastric Pacing. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering, 62 (11), 2685-2692. 10.1109/tbme.2015.2444384
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shameer Sathar, Greg O'Grady, Leo Cheng
  • Connolly, A., Trew, M. L., Smaill, B. H., Plank, G., & Bishop, M. J. (2015). Local Gradients in Electrotonic Loading Modulate the Local Effective Refractory Period: Implications for Arrhythmogenesis in the Infarct Border Zone. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering, 62 (9), 2251-2259. 10.1109/tbme.2015.2421296
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bruce Smaill


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Primary location

Level 6, Room 637
New Zealand

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