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Dr Wes Allen


Wes is originally from Dublin, Ireland where he completed a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in Trinity College Dublin. After graduating Wes spent a year traveling in Australia but then returned to Ireland and completed a Masters in Biomedical Engineering in Trinity College Dublin. Wes went on to work in product development for Henkel adhesives. In 2013 Wes decided to return to Australia and moved to Perth, Western Australia. Wes started a PhD in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Australia in January 2015. Working with optical techniques to measure the mechanical properties of biological tissues (optical elastography), the focus of Wes’ PhD is to develop optical elastography for clinical applications, in particular breast cancer. In his spare time Wes is a volunteer surf lifesaver at Floreat Beach.