David Grayden

Prof. David Grayden FTSE FIEAust

Clifford Chair of Neural Engineering, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at University of Melbourne


Prof. David Grayden is Clifford Chair of Neural Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology and the Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering. He is Co-Director of the Victorian Medtech Skills and Devices Hub and Director of the ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies. He is also a Fellow of ATSE.

His main research interests are in understanding how the brain processes information, how best to present information to the brain using medical bionics, such as the bionic ear and bionic eye, and how to record information from the brain, such as for brain-machine interfaces. He is also conducting research in epileptic seizure prediction and electrical stimulation to prevent or stop epileptic seizures, and in electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve to control inflammatory bowel disease. He has research linkages with the Bionics Institute, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of South Australia, and Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Prof. Grayden teaches BioDesign Innovation. Based on programs developed at Stanford University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this is an exciting, immersive learning experience for engineering and business students in finding unmet medical needs and developing prototypes and business plans to meet these needs.


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