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Biographical entry Patrick, James (Jim) Finlay

AO

Summary

Jim Patrick was a key member of the research team which developed the Bionic Ear under the direction of Graeme Clark. He joined the team at the Department of Otolaryngology at The University of Melbourne in 1975 and by 1978 had become senior engineer. He left the department in 1979. In 2016, he was professor and advisory board member for the Monash Vision Group - which was undertaking research on medical bionics for vision restoration - at Monash University.

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Jim Patrick co-authored many publications with Graeme Clark relating to the development of the bionic ear. He was also named with Clark as a co-inventor on six patents. In 2006, he was a chief scientist and senior vice president at Cochlear Limited. In that year, he also held honorary appointments as deputy director at the CRC for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation; honorary associate professor at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne; and special research fellow at the Bionic Ear Institute. In 2015, he was honoured as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his work on the cochlear implant, biomedical research, engineering, education and contribution to professional associations. In 2016, Patrick continued to work as senior vice president and chief scientist at Cochlear Ltd. In that year, he was also an honorary fellow in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology (in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences) at the University of Melbourne.

Events

2015
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) awarded

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Bionic Ear Records, 1949 - 2000; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Clark, Graeme Milbourne, Blamey, Peter. J., Brown, A. M., Busby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Franz, B. K., Pyman, B. C., Shepherd, R. K., Tong, Y. C., Webb R. L., Hirshorn, M. S., Kuzma, J. A., Mecklenburg, D. J., Money, D. K., Patrick, J. F., Seligman, P. M., Nucleus Multi-electrode Cochlear Implant (Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology), vol. 38, Basel: Karger, 1987. Details
  • Worthing, Mark, Graeme Clark: The Man Who Invented the Bionic Ear, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2015, 221 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Clark, Graeme Milbourne, Black, R. C., Patrick, J. F., Tong, Y. C., 'Design criteria of a multiple-electrode cochlear implant hearing prosthesis', in Levitt, H., Pickett, J. M., and Houde, R. (eds), Sensory Aids for the Hearing Impaired, IEEE Press, New York, 1980, pp. 457-9. Details

Journal Articles

  • Clark, G. M., Black, R. C., Forster, I. C., Patrick, J. F., Tong, Y. C., 'Design criteria of a multiple-electrode cochlear implant hearing prosthesis', Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 63, 1978, pp. 631-3. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Blamey, P. J., Busby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Franz, B. K. - H. G., Musgrave, G. N., Nienhuys, T. G. W., Pyman, B. C., Roberts, S. A., Tong, Y. C., Well, R. L., Kuzma, J. A., Money, D. K., Patrick, J. F., Seligman, P. M., 'A multiple-electrode intracochlear implant for children', Archives of Otolarygology, vol. 113, 1987, pp. 825-8. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Crosby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Kuzma, J. A., Money, D. K., Patrick, J. F., Seligman, P. M., Tong, Y. C., 'The preliminary clinical trial of a multi-channel cochlear implant hearing prosthesis', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 74, 1983, pp. 1977-14. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Patrick, J. F., Bailey, Q. R., 'A cochlear implant round window electrode array', Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol. 93, 1979, pp. 107-9. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Martin, L. F. A., Busby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Seldon, H. L., Patrick, J. F., 'A multiple-channel cochlear implant. An evaluation using nonsense syllables', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 90, 1981, pp. 227-30. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Patrick, J. F., Seligman, P. M., Crosby, P. A., Kuzma, J. A., Money, D. K., 'A multi-channel hearing prosthesis for profound-to-total hearing loss', Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, 1984, pp. 3-8. Details
  • Clark, G.M., Black, R.C., Forster I.C., Patrick, J.F., Tong, Y.C., 'Design Criteria of a Multiple-electrode Cochlear Implant Hearing Prosthesis', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 63, 1978, pp. 631-633. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/28713. Details
  • Tong, Y. C., Clark, G. M., Seligman, P. M., Patrick, J. F., 'Speech processing for a multiple-electrode cochlear implant hearing prosthesis', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 68, 1980, pp. 1897-9. Details

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