Professor Robert Shepherd

Professor Robert Shepherd


Bionics Institute
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Robert Shepherd has demonstrated a sustained contribution and leadership in medical bionics over a 35 year period. He is highly regarded internationally for his research excellence in hearing, cochlear implants, retinal prostheses and medical bionics in general. He has made significant contributions to health science via his administrative roles as Director of the Bionics Institute and Head of the Medical Bionics Department, University of Melbourne.
Shepherd actively participates in public discussion of medical research via the media and public forums and is passionate about commercialising research outcomes and preparing the next generation for research leadership in bionics.

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