Paul Docherty

Associate ProfessorPaul Docherty

Director of Studies 2nd Year Engineering
Civil Mechanical E510
Internal Phone: 92230
I'm keen on finding unique ways that complex engineering methodologies and approaches can be used to help people in society live better lives.


Research Interests

I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing people across a variety of research fields. This has led me to engage across many applications and develop a very diverse research skill set. I work predominantly with numerical methods in bioengineering. This concentrates in the forward problem, the inverse problem, and identifiability - typically in lumped parameter systems. However, I have also worked extensively in PIV analysis of biological flows, head injury mechanics and qualitative research in education. The full scope that I have worked in includes agricultural design, cellular modelling, aerospace design, and medical device design.

Recent Publications

  • Cao F., Docherty PD. and Chen XQ. (2022) Contact force estimation for serial manipulator based on weighted moving average with variable span and standard Kalman filter with automatic tuning. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 118(9-10): 3443-3456.
  • Lam NN., Docherty PD. and Murray R. (2022) Practical identifiability of parametrised models: A review of benefits and limitations of various approaches. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 199: 202-216.
  • McHugh AD., Chase JG., Knopp JL., Ormsbee JJ., Kulawiec DG., Merry TL., Murphy R., Shepherd PR., Burden HJ. and Docherty PD. (2022) The Impact of Exogenous Insulin Input on Calculating Hepatic Clearance Parameters. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 16(4): 945-954.
  • Abdulbaki Alshirbaji T., Jalal NA., Docherty PD., Neumuth T. and Möller K. (2021) A deep learning spatial-temporal framework for detecting surgical tools in laparoscopic videos. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 68
  • Allison SJ., Docherty P., Pons D. and Chase G. (2021) Frequency and duration of ambulance officer exposure to nitrous oxide and methoxyflurane in New Zealand. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.