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Prof

Robert Shepherd

Professorial Fellow In Medical Bionics
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
neurosciences & neurology
cochlear implants
neurosciences
otorhinolaryngology
electric stimulation
cats
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Prof

Robert Shepherd

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Optical Technology
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Prof

Robert Shepherd

 

Professor Robert Shepherd is the Director of the Bionics Institute and Head of the Medical Bionics Department at the University of Melbourne.

In 2010 he was appointed as Program Leader of the Preclinical Division of the Bionic Vision Australia national consortium.

He received his Ph.D. in Otolaryngology from the University of Melbourne.

Prof Shepherd’s doctoral thesis examined the safety and efficacy of multichannel cochlear implants and contributed to Cochlear Ltd’s successful FDA approval for the clinical use of a multichannel cochlear implant. Prof Shepherd has held international research appointments throughout his career at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.; Department of Physiology, J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt a. M., Germany; and Boys Town National Institute for Communication Disorders in Children, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.

Early on in his career he was a mathematics and science teacher, and has continued his commitment to Australian education by teaching undergraduate students and the supervising of 28 postgraduate students throughout his career to date.

Prof Shepherd has authored 169 peer-reviewed scientific papers and invited book chapters, given over 190 presentations at national and international conferences including 82 as an invited speaker and an additional 33 invited community-based presentations. He has been the Principal Investigator on more than $10.9M of research funding including grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, the Australian Research Council and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He continues to work closely with industry through research links with Cochlear Ltd. and Living Cells Technologies Ltd.

Projects

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Projects

Project Types


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Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 261 most recent scholarly works by Robert Shepherd.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

Finalist

Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

2006

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professorial Fellow In Medical Bionics

Medical Bionics Department

Member

IEEE

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Australian Neuroscience Society

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International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society

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The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

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Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (NSANZ)

Member

The Royal Society of Victoria

Chair Of The International Committee

Association for Research in Otolaryngology

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science

Deakin University

Graduate Diploma in Education

State College of Victoria

Diploma of Applied Science

Gordon TAFE