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Biography

My work is broadly focussed on using cutting edge neural recording techniques to find ways to improve the efficacy of neural prostheses. I head the Neurobionics Laboratory at Monash University (https://www.monash.edu/neurobionics).

I received my PhD for work towards the design and development of a vision prosthetic microchip and novel electrode organizations for current focusing from the University of New South Wales in 2009.

For my postdoctoral work, I joined the Center for Neural Science at New York University studying the role of spike-LFP interactions in the Posterior Parietal Cortex on movement planning, as well as developing a Brain Machine Interface for high-dimensional upper limb control.

After that I was part of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department at the University of Melbourne and National Vision Research Institute working on the development of neural prostheses and the understanding of neural circuit dynamics.

 

Research interests

  • In Biomedical Engineering: Brain Machine Interfaces for upper limb movement control, visual cortex and retinal stimulation studies to improve efficacy (Bionic vision), improved cochlear implant fitting techniques, new electrode technologies such as stentrodes and the use of local field potentials to improve neural prostheses.
  • In Neuroscience: spike-LFP coding, movement planning and decision making.

For more information on the lab please see: www.monash.edu/neurobionics

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University

Biomedical Engineering, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Biomedical Engineering, PhD, University of New South Wales

External positions

Bionics Institute

Research area keywords

  • Brain Machine Interfaces
  • Cortical vision prostheses
  • Cochlear implants
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Local field potential
  • Spike-LFP interactions
  • Neural prostheses
  • Biomedical Engineering

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