AHH seminar: Outcomes of Long-term Collaborative Research: the HEARing CRC Experience and Legacy

HEARing CRC - A/Prof Robert Cowan (CEO)

Speaker: Associate Professor Robert Cowan
Date: Thursday 19 September
Time: 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Location: Australian Hearing Hub, Level 1, Lecture Theatre 

1.00pm – 1.05pm – Welcome
1.05pm – 1.45pm – Presentation
1.45pm – 2.00pm – Q & A
2.00pm – 2.30pm – Networking & Refreshments

Abstract:  Two often-recognized problems limiting innovation are the short-term cyclic nature of grant-funded research, and the lack of focus on realistic paths to utilization and adoption of outcomes.  The Cooperative Research Centres Program, established in 1991 by the then Chief Scientist Professor Ralph Slatyer AC was established under the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and later the Department of Industry to specifically address these limitations.  A range of longer-term outcomes studies in large subject cohorts, including the LOCHI study and studies of adolescents who received a cochlear implant before two years of age, have been enabled through the CRC, providing data not only on speech perception, but on literacy and language outcomes.  This session will provide some insights into outcomes and achievements made possible through effective collaboration across multiple organizations and disciplines, with a focus on innovation in medical technology, clinical services, and translation of outcomes into practice.  Legacies that will continue the HEARing CRC’s collaborations in future will also be presented.

Bio:  Bob Cowan is CEO of the HEARing CRC and its commercial company HEARworks.  A Professor at The University of Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, he has obtained over $150m in research funding, including NH&MRC Project Grants, Commonwealth Public Interest Grants, AusIndustry and NSW Government Medical Device Fund grants, industry contracts, and four successive Cooperative Research Centre Program grants.  He has published over 180 papers in the fields of audiology, cochlear implants and biomedical research management and holds a number of Australian and international patents and trademarks.  He is a Fellow of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology and a Life Fellow of Audiology Australia.

Registration:  Entry is free and open to the public.

Please register by Tuesday 17 September 2019 to louise.dodd@mq.edu.au

If you wish to claim this event as a non-endorsed Category 1 activity through Audiology Australia, please notify the registration desk before the seminar and an certificate of attendance will be emailed to you after the seminar. 

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