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Luke Siena

Lecturer

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Role

Dr Luke Siena is a Lecturer in Product Design, a Creative Short Course and Summer School Tutor within the School of Architecture Design & The Built Environment. Luke's primary responsibilities including teaching across both BA/BSc and MA/MSc Product Design courses in addition to to supporting research projects and research students supervision alongside academics and members of the Medical Engineering Design Research Group.

Career overview

Luke undertook his first degree at Nottingham Trent University in BSc (Hons) Computer Aided Product Design (2008-2012); this was then proceeded by MSc Smart Design (2012-2013) and a PGDip Professional Research Practice (2013-2016). Luke most recently in 2019 completed his PhD focused on implementing smart materials and technologies for medical emergency airway access devices. During his time at NTU to date, Luke has completed numerous roles involving both research and teaching responsibilities.

From 2018 to 2019, Luke was employed a Research Fellow based in Medical Product Design as a member of Medical Engineering Design Research Group. Since late 2019 Luke has commenced the role of lecturer in Product Design with teaching responsibilities across both BA/BSc and MA/MSc Product Design focused courses and is responsible for the supervision of a number of BSc and MSc students which includes a number of ‘live’ medical technology based student major projects who work alongside a number of healthcare professionals.

Research areas

Luke’s research interests include medical device design and engineering, 3D printing, emerging technologies and materials, and the accurate assessment and measurement of health outcomes. Luke’s current focus is based on investigative research relating to the use of smart materials and technologies for medical applications, specifically emergency airway access devices.

External activity

Journal Of Health Design - Editorial Panel Member

Publications

SIENA, F.L., BYROM, B., WATTS, P. and BREEDON, P., 2018. Utilising the Intel RealSense camera for measuring health outcomes in clinical research. Journal of Medical Systems, 42 (3): 53. ISSN 0148-5598

SIENA, F.L., BREEDON, P., ARMSTRONG, J., INKPIN, K., NORRIS, A. and WATTS, P., 2018. Performance analysis system for endotracheal tube introducers: standardising for success. Journal of Health Design, 3 (3), pp. 129-134. ISSN 2206-785X

SIENA, F.L., BREEDON, P., ARMSTRONG, J., WATTS, P., INKPIN, K. and NORRIS, A., 2018. Mechanical performance assessment system for endotracheal tube introducers using motion detection and object tracking. In: IADIS International Conference: Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2018, Madrid, Spain, 18-20 July 2018.

SIENA, F.L., BYROM, B., WATTS, P. and BREEDON, P., 2018. Usability assessment of facial tracking for use in clinical outcomes. In: IADIS International Conference: Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2018, Madrid, Spain, 18-20 July 2018.

SIENA, F., BREEDON, P., ARMSTRONG, J., MARSH, P. and WATTS, P., 2017. Performance analysis for difficult airway equipment: standardising for success. Journal of Health Design, 2 (4), pp. 39-41. ISSN 2206-785X

BREEDON, P., SIENA, F. and ARMSTRONG, J., 2017. Tracheal intubation: improving first pass success with smart material solutions. The Journal of Health Design, 2 (3), pp. 15-18. ISSN 2206-785X

BREEDON, P., BYROM, B., SIENA, L. and MUEHLHAUSEN, W., 2016. Enhancing the measurement of clinical outcomes using Microsoft Kinect. In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Interactive Technologies and Games: EduRob in conjunction with iTAG 2016: iTAG 2016, Nottingham, 26-27 October 2016. Los Alamitos, CA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, pp. 61-69. ISBN 9781509037384

SIENA, F.L., BREEDON, P., ARMSTRONG, J., INKPIN, K. and NORRIS, A., 2016. The development of a novel steerable bougie to assist in airway management. Australasian Medical Journal, 9 (5), pp. 124-137. ISSN 1836-1935.

AL-HABAIBEH, A. and SIENA, F.L., 2012. The application of infrared thermography for the evaluation of insulation and energy performance of buildings. In: 4th Jordanian IIR International Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Amman, Jordan, 10-12 September 2012