Mr Thomas Spencer

PhD Researcher BSc(Hons)

Mr Thomas Spencer

Tom Spencer is a PhD student at the Bionics Institute enrolled through the University of Melbourne. Tom received a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia in 2013. His honours project investigated the therapeutic potential of extracochlear electrical stimulation in alleviating tinnitus. In 2014, Tom moved to Melbourne to begin a PhD under the supervision of Dr Mohit Shivdasani and A/Prof James Fallon. His current research focuses on investigating novel stimulation strategies in retinal implants with the aim of increasing spatial resolution for implanted patients.

Selected Publications

  1. Spencer, T. C., J. B. Fallon, and M. N. Shivdasani. 2018. Creating virtual electrodes with two-dimensional current steering. Journal of Neural Engineering: doi 10.1088/1741-2552/aab1b8.
  2. Spencer, T. C., J. B. Fallon, P. C. Thien, and M. N. Shivdasani. 2016. Spatial Restriction of Neural Activation Using Focused Multipolar Stimulation With a Retinal Prosthesis. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 57(7): 3181-3191. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-19325. Full Text
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