Speaker: Professor Robert McLaughlin, Chair of Biophotonics, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics, University of Adelaide, and Managing Director of Miniprobes Pty Ltd.
Title: Survival skills for researchers: papers, collaborations and grants
Chair: Professor Andreas Evdokiou, Breast Cancer Research Unit, Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide. Located Level 1 BHI, TQEH. [email protected]
Speaker biography: Professor Robert McLaughlin is Chair of Biophotonics in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics at the University of Adelaide, and Managing Director of Miniprobes Pty Ltd.
After completing his PhD at the University of Western Australia, Prof. McLaughlin was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, working in medical imaging. He then left academia for industry, working in a spin-off company from the University of Oxford, and eventually being appointed as Product Manager at Siemens Medical Solutions. He was responsible for the development of three commercial medical devices.
He returned to Australia in 2007 and took up a position at the University of Western Australia, before moving to the University of Adelaide in 2016 [Researcher Profile].
He has published 2 book chapters, 68 journal papers and 8 patents, and been awarded over $5M in research funding. In 2011, he received the National Breast Cancer Foundation Patron’s Award for ‘Innovation and Vision in Research’. In 2014, he led the team named WA Innovator of the Year. In 2015, his team were awarded the Australian Innovation Challenge. In 2016, he was awarded the South Australian Premier’s Research and Industry Fund Fellowship.