Event Details

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
QBI Auditorium - Level 7
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Mrs Katherine Robbins
3346 6412
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

Full Description:
Title: The development of closed loop neuromodulation for pain relief

Speaker: Dr John L. Parker, Saluda Medical Pty Ltd and the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

John Parker is Founder and CEO of Saluda Medical Pty Ltd, a start-up company,
established in 2013 with the goal of commercializing four years of neuromodulation
research from NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology Centre of Excellence. Dr Parker has over 20 years of experience in medical devices, including 13 years at Cochlear Limited, where he served in the role of Chief Technology Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors.

John has experience in working in every aspect of commercialisation of R&D, from
pure research through to full industrialisation. He has an academic background (PhD ANU), has worked in both Australian and international universities and has authored numerous scientific publications and patents.

John is an ATSE fellow, Harvard Business School (PMD) graduate, Docent at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden, ATSE Clunies Ross
Medallist (2010), and Adjunct Professor UNSW School of Biomedical Engineering.

The lecture is named in honour of the late Mr Peter Goodenough (1936–2004), a QBI benefactor, whose personal battle with motor neurone disease (MND) led to an inspirational bequest for fundamental scientific research. These funds have primarily been used to establish, staff and support the Peter Goodenough and Wantoks Research Laboratory and is a showcase example of how members of the community can make a powerful and lasting contribution to the future health of all Australians.

Mr Goodenough resolved to ensure his personal wealth would be directed to fighting MND, even though he knew he would personally not benefit from the research.

There is no cost to attend but please register for catering purposes https://qbi.uq.edu.au/event/session/4676

For enquiries contact Katherine Robbins by calling 07 334 66412 or by e-mailing

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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