Today I’m starting in a new role as Systems Engineering team lead at Saluda Medical – a medical device startup company. We’re working on a new technology for closed loop control for spinal cord stimulation that will target the treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain. This is a great group of people and a technology with huge potential. Saluda Medical is a spin-out from NICTA, where I’ve been working for the past ten years. I wasn’t part of the Implant Systems team before they spun out, but I was cheering loudly from the side-lines, so I’m very excited to be part of the team now.
NICTA’s been a fantastic place to do world-leading research, and to think about how that can lead to international impact and ultimately benefit Australia. I’m happy I’ll still retain an association with NICTA – mostly to help close out some PhD student supervision but also to finish off a few pieces of research collaboration.
It’s sort of ironic that the very week my first philosophy of engineering paper was published was the same week I started the move back to industry! But it’s all about engineering.