A/Professor Gérard Loquet completed a PhD in Biological and Medical Sciences and a University Diploma in Toxicology in France. Following this, he undertook a second doctorate in neurophysiology in Switzerland (Privat Docent) to teach and conduct his own research in the field of cochlear implants. From 2007 to 2011 Gérard worked within the company Sonova in the business brand Phonak Acoustic Implants to test safety and effectiveness of a new middle ear implant (DACS-PI). From 2012 he successfully moved back to academia and held a full time research associate position in the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Science in the University of Fribourg. During this time his research focussed on multisensory integration and he taught neurophysiology to cohorts of students in medicine, biomedical sciences and psychology.

In 2015 Gérard joined the Laboratory for Investigative Neurophysiology (Lausanne University Hospital) through a fellowship from the inter-departmental facility known as the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM, Switzerland). He worked actively there to bridge the gap between human and non-human studies in the field of translational neuroscience on the basis of electrophysiology and neuroimaging.

In 2017 Gérard took up a position in Denmark to conduct clinical studies as part of the Better hEAring Rehabilitation project (BEAR). Within this project, he contributed in validating a new diagnostic test battery in the perspective to help clinicians to make decisions regarding hearing aid choice, and in testing optimized fittings based on individual hearing profiles.

In 2021, Gérard transitioned to Melbourne with the assistance of a private fellowship and took up the role of translational hearing researcher at the Bionics Institute. He holds as well a honorary principal fellowship at the University of Melbourne within the Medical Bionics Department at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Student Projects

Ear simulator and optimized neural network to accelerate translational hearing research

Multisensory processes in patients with hearing loss and/or dementia

Signal processing applied to neuroimaging techniques in hearing impaired patients