Leo Dang, MSc Biomedical Engineering from University of Oxford (UK), has experience in various fields of research and healthcare industries including medical imaging, tissue engineering, signal processing, medical devices, and tropical infectious diseases. He has worked with Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Auckland DHB Clinical Engineering, University of Auckland’s Centre for Advanced MRI and Auckland Bioengineering Institute, including having supported Hauora Tairāwhiti Gisborne Hospital Laboratory’s Radiometer test instrument. Leo also had MEng in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Melbourne (Australia), BSc Electrical Engineering from University of California Los Angeles (USA), and more than 16 years of world travel experience and deep understanding of cultural diversity. Having made New Zealand his home for 6 years, Leo hopes to contribute his experience in advancing the technologies through research and innovation to better the healthcare and to promote health equity within Tairāwhiti community and New Zealand.

His current research projects are the application of novel imaging technologies for the early and non-invasive detection of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and obstructive disorders of the brain through amplified MRI, as well as musculoskeletal modelling utilising advanced MRI imaging.