We were delighted to welcome Professor Field Rickards to our final staff meeting of 2021.
Professor Rickards started his career as a PhD student with Professor Graeme Clark in the Bionic Ear program.
He made a substantial contribution to hearing research during his career and held a number of prestigious roles at the University of Melbourne. He joined the Bionics Institute Board of Directors in 1988 and finished his term in 2020.
In recognition of his long service, we were delighted to offer the inaugural Field Rickards Annual Awards for Leadership and Impact.
These were awarded to:
Best Researcher 2021
Dr Sophie Payne
Best Student 2021
Ms Elise Ajay
Best Research Team 2021
Bionics Institute Pre-clinical Research Team