Braden McGrath

Title
Research Professor
Email
Department
Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
College
College of Arts & Sciences

I am an experienced technology executive with Australian and US post-graduate qualifications and over 30 years of experience in the defence/industry environment conducting biomedical engineering research related to the human orientation sensory system. With Prof John French, I continue the development of a Spatial Disorientation (SD) mishap analysis tool to support mishap investigations, to provide insight into the problem of SD in aviation, and to train aviators to avoid SD mishaps.   I also act as a US Navy, US Army, NTSB, ATSB mishap Subject Matter Expert (SME) analysing military and civilian SD mishaps.

I am a Chartered Biomedical Engineer in the Engineers Australia; a Fellow of Engineers Australia; a QinetiQ Fellow; a member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers; and a certified Sports Medicine Trainer.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Sydney
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CEO of Cann Pharmaceutical Ltd. Canberra, Australia: Responsible for capital raising, facility development, executing clinical research program, and commercializing pharmaceutical-quality medicinal cannabinoid  opportunities.

CEO of nuCoria Pty Ltd, Canberra, Australia: a medical device spin-out company from the Australian National University focused on commercialising innovative technology for ophthalmological and neurological diseases.

Senior Advisor for Innovation and Commercialisation at the University of Canberra: Provided strategic advice and was responsible for collaborative engagements with government, defence and industry to open up new sources of funding and spun-out the first company from University research.

VP Strategy and Business Development at Engineering Acoustics Inc. in Florida: Responsible for developing strategies for identifying and qualifying new medical device business opportunities and develop a strong sales pipeline of research and development projects.

Chief Technology Officer for QinetiQ Australia: Was the company’s top technology executive, playing an integral role in the company’s strategic direction, development, and future growth. 


Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia
Engineering Executive, Institution of Engineers Australia
Member, Society of Flight Test Engineers
Member, Sports Medicine Australia