Dr Stevens received his undergraduate degree in Medical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology in 2010, graduating with first class honours. He then completed his PhD in 2014 at the University of Queensland, in the field of control of ventricular assist devices (heart pumps). During this period, Dr Stevens was a key member of the Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Lab, part of the Critical Care Research Group, at Prince Charles Hospital, where he worked on some ECMO-related projects.
He commenced a postdoctoral position as a Research Associate at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at University of New South Wales in August 2015. He also holds an affiliation with Sydney University Medical School as a Senior Research Fellow. Dr Stevens is interested in applying his engineering skills to quantify the flow conditions during differential hypoxia in VA-ECMO, and has developed computer simulations to investigate this important phenomenon.