Our industry engagement

Our advisory group and clinical partners we have worked with ensure that our teaching and research is relevant to industry needs.

Industry advisory group

Our advisory group provides valuable insights on our strategic planning, teaching, and research programs. Each member provides a link to the external stakeholders who comprise their field of expertise.

The goals are to focus on increasing industry involvement in course design, including input into:

  • The curriculum
  • Presentation of guest lectures
  • Real-world case studies
  • Industry-based projects
  • Site visits

For further information, contact Prof Andrea O’Connora.oconnor@unimelb.edu.au.

Name Organisation
Mr Andrew Batty, Chair Lincoln Consulting
Mr David Venning GE Healthcare
Mr Paul Carboon Hydrix
Mr Ted Dohrmann Dohrmann Consulting
Dr Rebecca Bailey Melbourne Health
Dr Stefan Mauger Cochlear
Dr Arthur Brandwood Brandwood Biomedical
Mr Mick Shaddock OMX-Solutions
Mr Rob Wood Stryker

Industry and healthcare partners

A selection of our industrial, clinical and international partners and collaborators.

Biomedical industry and government linkages


Austin Hospital

Bionic Vision Technologies




Defence Science & Technology Group

IBM Research, Australia

LBT Innovation



Seer Medical, Australia

Smith & Nephew


Therapeutic Goods Administration


Partnerships with biomedical and clinical researchers

Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery

Bionics Institute

Epworth Healthcare

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Mercy Hospital for Women

National Vision Research Institute

O’Brien Institute

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Royal Children’s Hospital

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne

SA Institute of Ophthalmology

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

St Vincent’s Institute

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

International linkages

Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Boston University

Hokkaido University

KU Leuven

National University of Singapore

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Stuttgart University

Tsinghua University

University of Auckland

University of Exeter

University of Michigan

University of Osaka