A/Prof. Robert Briggs

Role: Project Leader/Key Researcher

Mr Robert Briggs is an Otolaryngologist with a clinical practice and research specializing in Otology and Neurotology.After completing Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery training in Melbourne in 1989, Mr Briggs undertook a further three years of clinical fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States, the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London and at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles.

Mr Briggs current appointments are Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne Department of Otolaryngology, Head of Otology and Medical Director of the Cochlear Implant Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, as well as Senior Fellow in the Department of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has a large experience with acoustic neuroma surgery and with cochlear implantation. Mr Brigg’s research has focused on Cochlear Implant Electrode development and safety, as well as the management of Neurofibromatosis type 2 and the role of Auditory Brainstem Implantation.