We are pleased to announce that our Head of Development and Research Translation, Dr Erol Harvey, has been appointed as CEO of the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD), Australia’s first hospital-based biomedical engineering research, development and education centre. Erol will continue to split his time between his roles at the Bionics Institute and the ACMD.

Dr Harvey’s appointment comes at an important juncture for ACMD as it progresses the development of a new $210 million state-of-the-art, purpose-designed facility, located at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. The Bionics Institute is proud to be one of the nine founders of ACMD, which include internationally recognised universities, medical research institutes, and hospitals.

The new ACMD facility is slated for completion by mid-2024, and will house a diverse team of 500 experts, including clinicians, scientists, engineers and mathematicians.