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Dr James Fallon

Bionics Institute

Dr James Fallon

Senior Research Fellow

Interested in how the brain reorganizes in response changes in sensory input, particularly with use of a neural prosthesis.

After submitting his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with an emphasis on muscle physiology, Dr Fallon spent 2 year at the Prince of Wale Medical Research Institute studying microneurography, and is one of a handful of researcher world-wide to have mastered the technique. In late 2004, Dr Fallon returned to Melbourne and commenced in his current field of cochlear implant related research. In 2007 he played a key role in the Bionic Ear Institute securing a $3.8 million research contract from the National Institutes of Health (U.S.A.) which he has been responsible for co-ordinating since, and in 2011 he was CIA on a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia grant in this field.