Fredderique Vanheusden

Frederique Vanheusden

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Lecturer in biomedical engineering

Career overview

Frederique holds a bachelors degree in biomedical sciences and Masters degree in bio-electronics and nanotechnology from the University of Hasselt, Belgium. He further holds an MSc in Molecular Medicine from Cranfield University and a PhD in engineering from the University of Leicester. Before starting at NTU, Frederique was a research fellow at the University of Southampton.

Research areas

Frederique’s research interests focus on biomedical signal and image processing. During his PhD, Frederique worked on non-invasively estimating sources of atrial fibrillation from body surface maps (high-resolution electrocardiograms). He also worked on the quantification of cardiac scar tissue induced by catheter ablation from MRI scans. His research fellowship at the University of Southampton involved the detection of brain responses to speech stimuli using electro-encephalography (EEG). These responses were used for evaluation of hearing aid fitting. He has also measured EEG activity for estimating changes in brain activity during exposure to whole-body vibration.

Sponsors and collaborators

Frederique has collaborated with several academic research groups in the UK and international, including Imperial College London, the University of Manchester and Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). He has collaborations with Interacoustics (Denmark) and other industrial collaborators.


Vanheusden FJ, Chesnaye MA, Simpson DM and Bell SL (accepted, in press). Envelope Frequency Following Responses Are Stronger For High-Pass Than Low-Pass Filtered Vowels, International Journal of Audiology.

Vanheusden FJ, Chu GS, Li X, Salinet JL, Almeida TP, Dastagir N, Stafford PJ, Ng GA and Schlindwein FS (2019). Systematic differences of non-invasive dominant frequency estimation compared to invasive dominant frequency estimation in atrial fibrillation. Computers in Biology and Medicine,
104; 299-309.

Vanheusden FJ, Bell SL, Chesnaye MA, Simpson DM (2019). Improved Detection of Vowel Envelope Frequency-Following Responses using Hotelling’s T2 Analysis. Ear and Hearing, 40(1); 116-127.

Salinet JL, Schlindwein FS, Stafford PJ, Almeida TP, Li X, Vanheusden FJ, Guillem MS and Ng GA (2017). Propagation of Meandering Rotors Surrounded by High Dominant Frequency Areas in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Rhythm, 14(9); 1268-1278.

Li X, Salinet JL, Almeida TP, Vanheusden FJ, Chu GS, Ng, GA and Schlindwein FS (2017). An Interactive Platform to Guide Catheter Ablation in Human Persistent Atrial Fibrillation using Dominant Frequency, Organization and Phase Mapping. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 141; 83-92.

Frederique has also published over 30 conference papers.

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Course(s) I teach on

  • Biomedical Engineering
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2019

  • Engineering clearing student
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2019