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Australia Day Honours: Professor Rob Shepherd

February 26, 2020 News

The Foundation wish to congratulate Professor Rob Shepherd AM, for his recent award in the 2020 Australia Day Honours. Professor Shepherd was award a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his significant service to biomedical research, and to education.

Professor Shepherd has been a pioneer in Australian medical research, being a key member of the team which created Australia’s cochlear implant, and leading the pre-clinical program at Bionic Vision Australia to develop a bionic eye. He was one of the first people to receive the Foundation’s flagship award, the Senior/Principal Research Fellowship (as it was then called) in 1996, with his most recent Foundation project being the “Evaluation of novel electrode materials for improved cochlear implant performance“.

Congratulations again to Professor Shepherd, for this well-earned recognition of his incredible work.