Thomas Beltrame

Casual Academic

College of Science and Engineering

place Bedford Park (WS5.047)
1284 South Road, Clovelly Park SA 5042

Thomas is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree at Flinders University, investigating the intersection between rehabilitation, music therapy and virtual reality. He has also been expanding his machine learning and software engineering skills as a Data Scientist at Aurizn, where Thomas has worked since completing his master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (First Class).

Thomas’ professional experience includes designing artificially intelligent solutions for agricultural, construction, mining, and defence applications. His project experience includes assistive musical instrument and facial recognition algorithm development, and motion capture analysis.

Thomas hopes to apply his engineering and programmatic knowledge to progress the biomedical field through advancements in rehabilitation and assistive technology.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours), Master of Engineering (Biomedical) - First-Class Honours, Flinders University (2015 - 2019)

Honours, awards and grants

IEEE EMBC Scholarship, MDRI, Flinders University (2023)

Clinician Special Purposes Fund, SALHN (2022)

Flinders University Medal (2020)

Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference Travel Scholarship, SMBE (2019)

Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (Flinders University) - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Horizon Professional Development Award (Flinders University) - Silver, Gold & Platinum Certificate

Current Research Grants:

  • Hobbs, D, Hillier, S, Lange, B, Pope, K, Beltrame, T, Silveira, T, Chamberlain, S. Arts and Health Alliance Collaborative Research Grant: ‘Investigating the effects of a novel virtual reality intervention using music-based mirror therapy on upper limb motor function in chronic stroke’ (2023-2024: $14,954).
  • Hobbs, D, Hillier, S, Pope, K, Beltrame, T. Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant: ‘Investigating the effects of a novel music and mirror virtual reality polytherapy on upper limb motor function and visuospatial neglect in chronic stroke’ (2023-2024: $23,036).
Teaching interests

ENGR1401 Professional Skills (Tutor)

Supervisory interests
Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology
Virtual reality