News and programs News Vale Mr Robert Bulley: major supporter and friend of the Bionics Institute It is with sadness that the staff and friends of the Bionics Institute learned of the passing of Mr Robert Bulley, who died in September 2019 after a short illness. We pay tribute to Robert, who has been a long-time supporter of the scientific and medical research conducted at the Institute. Robert was a great admirer of Professor Graeme Clark AC, who led the pioneering research that created the cochlear implant. Robert followed with interest the diversification of the Institute’s research, and he invested in the next generation of our young, talented researchers by funding a scholarship for PhD students. Since 2011, when Robert established the Robert C Bulley Charitable Fund, he became one of the Institute’s major donors. A recent recipient of this support was Associate Professor Andrew Wise. Mr Bulley showed a great interest in the research being conducted in hearing therapeutics, and enjoyed visits from Andrew to his home where they would discuss the latest findings over a cup of tea. The Institute acknowledges Robert’s generosity with gratitude, and extends our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.