Sibylle Charlotte Cecile Marie Van Hove


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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Sibylle graduated from the University of Auckland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Biomedical Engineering and began her PhD in the Department of Engineering Science in 2014.

Research | Current


Modelling airflow in patients wearing respiratory therapies

Nasal high flow (NHF) therapy is used in a wide range of respiratory disorders and has recently been applied to anesthetised, non-ventilated patients in order to increase the apneic window during intubation. Clinical studies have reported lowered rate of rise of arterial carbon dioxide tension when using NHF therapy compared to fully apneic patients. The research aims to investigate the interaction between the flow generated by the therapy and that caused by physiological processes, such as cardiogenic oscillations, to provide a better understanding of how the therapy produces the observed clinical benefits. 


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Van Hove, S. C., Storey, J., Adams, C., Dey, K., Geoghegan, P. H., Kabaliuk, N., ... Suresh, V. (2016). An experimental and numerical investigation of CO2 distribution in the upper airways during nasal high flow therapy. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44 (10), 3007-3019. 10.1007/s10439-016-1604-8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Cater, Vinod Suresh