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James Fallon

Head Of Department
visual prostheses
Auditory Neuroscience
Deep Brain Stimulation
Biomedical Engineering
Bionics
Plasticity
Neuromodulation
long-term deafness
cochlear implant use
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A/Prof

James Fallon

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Chronic stimulation and electrophysiology in pre-clinical models
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A/Prof

James Fallon

 

A/Prof James Fallon completed a Bachelor of Science (Physiology, 1997), a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Science, with honours, 1998) and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2002) from Monash University. He then undertook post-doctoral research at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute in Sydney.

In 2004 James joined the (then) Bionic Ear Institute to work as a Research Fellow in the Auditory Neuroscience research program, and was the Lions International Hearing Research Fellow from 2008 to 2010. In 2016 he became a Principal Research Fellow and was appointed Research Director of the Bionics Institute in 2017.James’ research strength is chronic stimulation and electrophysiology in pre-clinical models. Over his time at the institute he has broadened his expertise to become a recognised world-leader in the use of neuroanatomical, electrophysiological, and behavioural techniques to examine the functional changes that occur as a result of chronic electrical stimulation. He is particularly known for his work examining the changes in the central auditory pathway as a result of long-term deafness and cochlear implant use, and has extended his research to include visual prostheses. More recently, he is also using his unique skillset in projects aimed at improving outcomes with Deep Brain Stimulation, particularly for Parkinson’s Disease, and the development of a neuromodulation device to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease.James has authored 63 peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters, in addition to authoring over 180 conference presentations at national and international conferences, including 22 as an invited speaker. He has been the principal investigator on more than $1.5M of research funding and co-chief investigator on an additional $7M including grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council. He continues to work closely with industry through research links with Cochlear Ltd and has undertaken over $3M of commercial research.In addition to research activities, James has also supervised 60 research higher degree students (including 12 PhD candidates), has lectured in the Masters of Clinical Audiology, The University of Melbourne, the Masters of Biomedical Engineering, Monash University and the Masters of Biomedical Engineering, La Trobe University, and has been actively involved in the Bio21 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Projects

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Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2005

Travel Assistance Program

Neural Interfaces

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Credentials

Positions


Head Of Department

Medical Bionics Department

Member

Association for Research in Otolaryngology

Member

Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Member

Australian Neuroscience Society

Member

Australian Physiological Society

Education


Bachelor of Science in Physiology

Monash University

Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Engineering)

Monash University

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Monash University