Dr. Hamish McDougall
My PhD focussed on balance (vestibular) function, eye tracking and simulation for human factors research. I conducted a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Mount Sinai school of Medicine in NYC and developed new methods and devices to study: artificial gravity countermeasures; head-eye coordination during simulated Orbiter landing; and GVS augmented training (NASA). I returned to the University of Sydney in 2006, to work on: head-eye coordination during driving (ARC); the effect of motion on human performance (DSTO), and operator proficiency following long-duration spaceflight (NASA), and Rapid Translation of Advanced Vestibular Testing and Treatment (GPRWMF). My previous translation projects include the video Head Impulse Test (vHIT) used 10k clinics for over 1M improved diagnoses per year and the free iOS and Android apps including the educational ‘aVOR’ (angular Vestibuolo-Occular reflex) that has been downloaded by over 110,000 users in 100 countries and 10 languages. At the beginning of the Covid-19 disruptions I moved all my meetings, teaching, and research into the Neos ‘Metaverse’ with dramatically reduced costs and increased productivity.