A/Prof James Fallon (2001 – 2002, 2004 - current)

A/Prof Fallon is our Research Director, who first joined the (then) Bionic Ear Institute in 2001, after completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Monash University. Prior to this, James completed a Bachelor of Science (Physiology), and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computer Science, with honours) from Monash University.

James left the Institute in 2002 to focus on his post doctorial research at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute in Sydney. After completing his research, in 2004, James re-joined the Institute to work as a Research Fellow in the Auditory Neuroscience research program, and was the Lions International Hearing Research Fellow from 2008 to 2010. In 2016 he became a Principal Research Fellow and was appointed Research Director of the Bionics Institute in 2017. In 2018 James became the first fellow to be the recipient of the Diana and Neville Bertalli Research Fellowship.

James was drawn to working at the Bionics Institute as it was an opportunity to utilise both his engineering and physiology skills in an area that could lead to direct patient outcomes. He looks forward to seeing the devices and technology that he has been involved in make a real clinical impact.

James has taken on the role of Research Director with enthusiasm, and enjoys providing mentorship for younger scientists and engineers.

“The most enjoyable aspect of my work at the Bionics Institute is the great people I get to work with.” A/Prof James Fallon

Image: A/Prof James Fallon (L) and Mr Robert Klupacs