School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Emma Brunton

Research Associate


Emma is a member of the Intelligent Sensing Lab. She is currently working towards the development and testing of novel technologies to restore sensory feedback in assistive devices such as prosthetic hands. Her profile can be viewed on Google Scholar.

Area of Expertise

Neural Prosthetics


  • 2011-2015: PhD in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Topic: Novel Annular Electrodes for a Cortical Visual Prosthesis, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 
  • 2005-2010: BEng (Hons) / BSc, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Previous Positions

  • 2014-2015: Biomedical Engineer, Monash Vision Group, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2011-2014: Lab demonstrator, Department of Physiology and Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne Australia
  • 2009: Student researcher, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Canada  
  • 2008-2009: Industry based learning placement, Software Engineering, Invetech, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007-2008: Student researcher, CSIRO, The Australian E-Health Research Centre, Brisbane, Australia


  • 2015 Douglas Lampard Electrical Engineering Research Prize and Medal 


Research Interests

  • Neural Prosthetics
  • Design of electrodes for interfacing with the nervous system
  • Electrophysiology


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