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 

Congratulations to all the winners, who received prizes to be used towards conference travel, research or self-education.